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Fatigued log transport drivers and sleep apnoea

Fatigued log transport drivers and sleep apnoea

In December we were fortunate to get an update on the very popular work being delivered to log transport companies and their drivers up and down New Zealand. This is ...
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Bioenergy - State of the Nation Report launched

Bioenergy – State of the Nation Report launched

Bioenergy Australia on Tuesday released the Bioenergy State of the Nation Report (produced in collaboration with KPMG). The first state-of-the-nation assessment of the sector identifies Australia’s significant bioenergy opportunity and ...
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Historic sawmilling viaduct opened

Historic sawmilling viaduct opened

An historic wooden trestle viaduct that once serviced the sawmilling industry has been restored and is once again open to visitors to the magnificent Waitutu forest in the South of ...
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NZ Timber Standards now out for public comment

NZ Timber Standards now out for public comment

This has been described by the Timber Design Society as one of the most important developments for structural engineers in recent years. They’re currently inviting all TDS members and others ...
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Predictive maintenance avoids downstream machine failures

Predictive maintenance avoids downstream machine failures

It's long been agreed that reactive maintenance isn't effective. Instead of allowing equipment to reach the point of failure, issues can be spotted much earlier by detecting subtle changes in ...
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Nail laminated timber growing in popularity

Nail laminated timber growing in popularity

With several installations under its belt, Timmerman Timberworks Inc. has opted to automate fabrication of nail-laminated timber (NLT) panels. The firm, based in New Lowell, Ont., is reportedly the only ...
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PGF to support Taranaki sawmill project

PGF to support Taranaki sawmill project

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide a loan of up to NZ$1.8 million to TaranakiPine to allow the company to diversify and create new jobs, New Zealand’s Regional Economic ...
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Hyne partners with Stirling Machinery for GLT plant

Hyne partners with Stirling Machinery for GLT plant

Hyne Timber, manufacturer and distributor of high volume industrial, structural and engineered timber products have announced a major expansion of their Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) plant in Maryborough, Queensland. The ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 9

WoodTECH Update – Issue 9

Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. Numbers of subscribers to this newsletter have really continued to grow over the last month or so – ...
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Timberlink announces new appointments

Timberlink announces new appointments

Timberlink has announced the appointment of Jason Wilson (photo) to the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) to support its growth and development strategy. In addition, Duncan Mayes ...
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NZ mill worker injury brings hefty fine

NZ mill worker injury brings hefty fine

Maintenance work leads to crush injuries - WorkSafe New Zealand says businesses must learn from previous health and safety failings to ensure workers are protected. Carter Holt Harvey Limited appeared ...
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JoeScan debuts next gen scanner

JoeScan debuts next gen scanner

JoeScan gave visitors a glimpse at the future of sawmill scanning during TP&EE in Portland, Oregon. The 3D laser scanning leaders brought a pair of interactive demos to their booth, ...
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Mid-rise timber construction programme launched

Mid-rise timber construction programme launched

A new programme launched on Monday in New Zealand aims to boost mid-rise building construction using New Zealand engineered and panelised framing timber, and deliver a range of regional, social, ...
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AKD Softwoods acquires NSW sawmilling business

AKD Softwoods acquires NSW sawmilling business

Associated Kiln Driers Softwoods (AKD) is pleased to confirm that it has finalised the purchase of Carter Holt Harvey’s (CHH) New South Wales sawmilling business. The major assets of this ...
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Funding boost for Tairawhiti sawmill

Funding boost for Tairawhiti sawmill

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest NZ$500,000 in the Far East Saw Mill in Tairawhiti to increase wood processing capacity and get local people into jobs, Regional Economic Development ...
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Green light for new particle board plant

Green light for new particle board plant

China’s Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group has been given a green light to lease land to build and operate a NZ$100 million-plus particle board factory in Kawerau. Fenglin last year ...
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Red Stag casts doubt on J-Frame decision

Red Stag casts doubt on J-Frame decision

In response to coverage last week on the J-Frame dispute, Red Stag Timber describes as dubious the announcement that the Commerce Commission had “insufficient evidence” that J-Frame samples used in ...
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Structure yields new wood composite technology

Structure yields new wood composite technology

Wood is often described as “nature’s composite.” It’s composed of long cellulose fibres that are aligned along the direction of stress—and those fibres are all bound together by a lignin ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 8

WoodTECH Update – Issue 8

Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. We were delighted to meet so many of you last month as part of the WoodTECH 2018 series ...
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Hyne Timber announces significant expansion

Hyne Timber announces significant expansion

Hyne Timber has announced a significant expansion to its Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing capability in Maryborough, Queensland. Already a significant manufacturer of GLT in addition to softwood timber products, ...
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