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Next Events | 11-12 Sept 2019, Rotorua, NZ & 17-18 Sept 2019, Melbourne, Australia

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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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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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Composite deck producer increases capacity

Composite deck producer increases capacity

Trex is expanding production of its composite deck products in Virginia and Nevada. Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co. Inc. plans to invest US$200 million in the next two years to increase ...
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Trade in global softwood lumber increases

Trade in global softwood lumber increases

Global trade of softwood lumber increased in the 1Q/19, US lumber prices were substantially lower than in early 2019 and Russian lumber exports are on the rise, reports the Wood ...
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Featured Sponsor: A World Leader in Saw Shop Machinery

Featured Sponsor: A World Leader in Saw Shop Machinery

Thode has been very busy in recent times with Saw shop machinery upgrades. Partnered with Iseli who are recognised as the world leader in Sawmill saw shop machinery Thode has ...
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Featured Sponsor: A Pioneer in Debarkers

Featured Sponsor: A Pioneer in Debarkers

Nicholson has a range of debarker models to suit any application. From low speed to high speed, softwood to hardwood, and in sawmills, chip plants, veneer plants, OSB mills and ...
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Wood processing shines at ExportNZ BOP Awards

Wood processing shines at ExportNZ BOP Awards

A tour operator with our national game at heart; an innovative agri-tech company; a General Manager of Sales and Marketing for an organic spice exporter; and a specialist in automation ...
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Opportunities with real-time electricity pricing

Opportunities with real-time electricity pricing

New Zealand businesses and households will get clearer electricity price signals under the biggest change to the wholesale power market since it was established in 1996. Under the changes planned ...
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OneFortyOne set to invest a further AU$19M

OneFortyOne set to invest a further AU$19M

When OneFortyOne took ownership of Mount Gambier’s Jubilee Highway Sawmill in 2018, it not only cemented the company’s commitment to the Green Triangle region, but it also marked the first ...
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