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Wellons Press Release: Advances in lumber drying systems

Wellons Press Release: Advances in lumber drying systems

“Renewable energy”, “green power”, “carbon neutral” and “reduced carbon footprint” can all be used to describe the energy and lumber drying systems provided by Wellons. An industry leader, Wellons has the unique ability to provide complete, biomass-fired, lumber drying systems with products of its own design and manufacture. Wellons lumber drying systems include counterflow and parallel flow continuous lumber dry ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 53

WoodTECH News | Issue 53

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Last month we highlighted one of the world's most advanced sawmills, a Finland-based mill that runs everything out of a single control room ...
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General Manager Jubilee Sawmill announced

General Manager Jubilee Sawmill announced

OneFortyOne is pleased to announce Nigel Boyd in the role of General Manager of Jubilee Sawmill. Nigel started his career in the timber industry in 1992 as an apprentice Saw ...
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New Executive GM, OFO Wood Products Australia

New Executive GM, OFO Wood Products Australia

OneFortyOne is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bloomfield to the newly created Executive General Manager Wood Products Australia role. Mike has held the position of General Manager Sales ...
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Carter Holt constrains timber supply for 18 months

Carter Holt constrains timber supply for 18 months

NZ builders say the supply crisis has eased for many critical products – but now they face a plummeting demand crisis that threatens to drive more of them to the ...
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Revolutionary bio-based Particle Board

Revolutionary bio-based Particle Board

Koskisen is a Finnish wood industry company producing sawn timber and panel products, such as birch plywood, furniture, and construction boards made of chip board. Koskisen uses Stora Enso’s bio-based ...
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Govt partnership to explore sustainable wood products

Govt partnership to explore sustainable wood products

A new partnership between the NZ Government and Oji Fibre Solutions could boost the development of sustainable wood products, hydrogen and bio-fuels at the Kinleith Mill near Tokoroa, creating jobs ...
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Skilled inmate employment helps mill operation

Skilled inmate employment helps mill operation

A Mannus Correctional Centre works release program is providing inmates with employment opportunities, while helping meet an unprecedented demand for timber by filling a labour shortage in the state’s largest ...
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Industrial robot installations hit record high

Industrial robot installations hit record high

With more than 500,000 new units put in place last year – topping the half-million mark for the first time – the IFR reported that annual robot installations have more ...
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Glued joints in Radiata Pine Cross Laminated Timber

Glued joints in Radiata Pine Cross Laminated Timber

With more than ten years of research and practical experience in wood science and timber engineering, Younes Shirmohammadli is motivated and prepared to contribute to the timber engineering industry. Younes ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 52

WoodTECH News | Issue 52

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. The timber industry is continuing to evolve as new technologies are being integrated into the sector. Metsa Fibre has just announced that one ...
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State-of-the-art sawmill starts in Finland

State-of-the-art sawmill starts in Finland

The new state-of-the-art pine sawmill in Rauma in Finland, owned by Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has moved from production test run to continuous sawn timber production. The sawmill ...
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Heat & resin treatment planned for NZ Radiata pine

Heat & resin treatment planned for NZ Radiata pine

A joint venture in New Zealand has been set up with the timber modification expertise and experience of Denmark’s IWT-Moldrup have combined with the timber processing acumen of New Zealand-based ...
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Orbost timber workers face an uncertain future

Orbost timber workers face an uncertain future

The current timber supply shortages in Victoria, Australia, brought about by vexatious legal action against VicForests is causing anguish among the people of Orbost, where 37% of its workforce faces ...
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USNR Sells DynaStar™ Maintenance Management Software

USNR Sells DynaStar™ Maintenance Management Software

USNR has announced they have sold the DynaStar™ Maintenance Management Software to DrekiTek™ Software Solutions Ltd. USNR looks forward to a long-term relationship with DrekiTek™ Software Solutions Ltd as it ...
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Creative resources to share Timber Framing story

Creative resources to share Timber Framing story

Last month we covered the story of the Timber Framing Collective in Australia and how they are introducing a suite of easy-to use creative resources to help share the remarkable ...
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World’s 2nd electric log truck for Fennell Forestry

World’s 2nd electric log truck for Fennell Forestry

As a follow up to the local electric log truck story that we ran in the 9 September issue, we've built in more information this week on Fennell Forestry who're ...
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Latest edition of Australian timber report released

Latest edition of Australian timber report released

Softwood timber products – Quarterly Prices for untreated MGP structural timber products stabilised in the June quarter 2022, with price movements ranging between no change and 0.6% higher. Prices for ...
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Waipa Mill's first female worker turns 100

Waipa Mill’s first female worker turns 100

Aline Douglas was Waipa Mill's first female worker, in 1939. On 23 September, she turns 100, and sat down in her Rotorua home with journalist Zizi Sparks to share a ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 51

WoodTECH News | Issue 51

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Red Stag, which operates New Zealand’s largest sawmill and holds investments in forestry, cross laminated timber and glulam operations, has been prominent in ...
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New creative resources to put timber in the frame

New creative resources to put timber in the frame

The Timber Framing Collective is introducing a suite of easy-to use creative resources to help share the remarkable green story of Timber Framing. Through these new resources, the Timber Framing ...
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Victoria backs ASH’s timber expansion

Victoria backs ASH’s timber expansion

Advanced manufacturing leader and timber supplier Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) has received AU$1.2 million in funding through the Victorian Forestry Plan innovation program. The latest funding will enable the company ...
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