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WoodTECH Update - Issue 19

WoodTECH Update – Issue 19

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Over 350 delegates attended last month’s WoodTECH 2019 technology series in New Zealand and Australia. Thanks for your support. One of the largest ...
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First Muhlbock continuous kiln in North America

First Muhlbock continuous kiln in North America

With environmental impact, cost savings, and industry-leading innovation in mind, Delco Forest Products in New Brunswick has signed on to become the first sawmill in North America to install a ...
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The impact of downtime in a planer mill

The impact of downtime in a planer mill

Global competition for forestry companies is very high today. All companies aim to improve their production times, as well as the price and quality of products. Increased production levels over ...
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Centralising saw-doctoring for mills

Centralising saw-doctoring for mills

It’s become a situation that all too many mills are familiar with. Filers are getting older and starting to make retirement plans. Apprentices take time to train and gain experience ...
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Britton Timbers to acquire Burnie veneer business

Britton Timbers to acquire Burnie veneer business

Long established Tasmanian timber processing business, Britton Timbers is acquiring the Specialty Veneers (incorporating Corinna Timbers) veneer and panel processing facility at Somerset in North West Tasmania. Britton Timbers General ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 18

WoodTECH Update – Issue 18

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news. This September is a big month. WoodTECH 2019 will be running in New Zealand next week and Australia the week after. This is ...
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NZFFP acquires Claymark Group

NZFFP acquires Claymark Group

The board of N.Z. Future Forest Products Ltd (“NZFFP”) announced yesterday (29 July) that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100% of Claymark Group Holdings ...
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Record turnout of sawmill tech providers

Record turnout of sawmill tech providers

September 2019 will again see one of the largest gatherings yet seen in this region of wood scanning, sawing, saw and mill maintenance technology specialists, innovators and leading practitioners. The ...
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NZ Council writes off $800k on failed timber mill

NZ Council writes off $800k on failed timber mill

The Northland Regional Council is facing a loss of NZ$800k after investing in a timber mill at Marsden Point. The council lent the money to Resource Enterprises Limited, or REL, ...
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Tasmanian timber in the spotlight

Tasmanian timber in the spotlight

Tasmanian timber is featuring heavily across national media this week. The national Tasmanian Timber campaign is seeing increased awareness of Tasmanian timber across Australia as the locally produced species are ...
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WPMA Regional Meeting links with WoodTECH 2019

WPMA Regional Meeting links with WoodTECH 2019

Most major sawmilling companies from around New Zealand will be coming into Rotorua for the two-yearly technology and equipment event, WoodTECH 2019. It runs on 11-12 September. To build on ...
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Statistical Process Control event for softwood industry

Statistical Process Control event for softwood industry

Mills collect millions of pieces of data each day on density, moisture content, defects and grade of their timber, but how do they use it? Seventeen representatives of the Australian ...
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NZ$19.5 m for Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence

NZ$19.5 m for Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence

The New Zealand Government is to contribute NZ$19.5 million to establish a Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence in Gisborne. The funding has been announced by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane ...
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Cypress sawmill to double output

Cypress sawmill to double output

National and international demand for timber products is driving a regional Queensland saw mill to double output while creating new jobs thanks to grant funding. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development ...
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Delivering a Flexible Wood Scanning Solution

Delivering a Flexible Wood Scanning Solution

By Terry Arden, CEO of LMI Technologies Wood scanning in today’s saw and planer mills demands a flexible sensor solution that delivers several technologies to achieve maximum value recovery at ...
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WoodTECH Update - Issue 17

WoodTECH Update – Issue 17

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news. A big issue this month. We are only a month out now from this year’s WoodTECH 2019 series running in New Zealand and ...
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Featured Sponsor: We keep your industry moving

Featured Sponsor: We keep your industry moving

A sawmill is only as good as its weakest link and when a conveyor breaks downs it can halt the entire process. That’s why mills around the world rely on ...
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First dowel-laminated timber building in the U.S.

First dowel-laminated timber building in the U.S.

A four-story mixed-use structure in Des Moines, Iowa, will be the first building in the U.S. to be constructed with dowel-laminated timber, an all-wood mass timber product that is held ...
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New electrical substation for Tarpeena underway

New electrical substation for Tarpeena underway

Timberlink continues to significantly invest into its Tarpeena sawmill as it transforms into an internationally competitive radiata pine business. The company is investing AU$90 million over the next 3 years ...
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