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WoodTECH News | Issue 43

WoodTECH News | Issue 43

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. As 2021 comes to a close, it's been a year where Covid-19 has once again dominated the headlines, disrupted supply chains and threatened business as usual. However, it has also been a boom for many within the forestry industry, as increased domestic construction and reopening of international trade has seen timber in high demand ...
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Timberlink announces new CLT & GLT brand

Timberlink announces new CLT & GLT brand

Timberlink Australia has unveiled the new brand for their forthcoming engineered wood products building solutions range - NeXTimber® by Timberlink NeXTimber by Timberlink will manufacture Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and ...
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Record profits for European & Nth American sawmills

Record profits for European & Nth American sawmills

Sawmills in Europe and North America enjoyed record profits during the first half of 2021, but fell in the 3Q when lumber prices plunged. Sawmill profits in North America and ...
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OneFortyOne’s Kaituna sawmill award winners

OneFortyOne’s Kaituna sawmill award winners

Kaituna Sawmill opened its doors to the New Zealand Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw, and 50 guests as part of a Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards field day ...
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Timberlink announces new LOSP treatment plant

Timberlink announces new LOSP treatment plant

Timberlink has announced the next stage in the evolution of their Tarpeena manufacturing facility with the installation of a new state-of-the-art treatment plant. The treatment plant will produce LOSP treated ...
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Production cutbacks at B.C. sawmills

Production cutbacks at B.C. sawmills

Production will be cut back to approximately 80% at all of Canfor’s mills across B.C., starting last week, impacting over 200 workers in the East Kootenay. According to Canfor, the ...
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Mt Gambier sawmill to be sold

Mt Gambier sawmill to be sold

The AAM Investment Group has agreed to terms for the purchase of the Mount Gambier based N.F. McDonnell & Sons softwood timber processing business, with finalisation of the sale scheduled ...
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The world’s most sustainable building panels?

The world’s most sustainable building panels?

The Durra Panel has been used in some of Australia’s largest commercial undertakings and the company behind the ultra-sustainable product says the residential construction industry is rapidly catching on too ...
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Parkside Group devastated by Government decision

Parkside Group devastated by Government decision

Parkside Group entered the Western Australian timber industry in late 2019 by purchasing the sawmilling assets from Brickworks. If Parkside Group did not proceed with the purchase, then Brickworks were ...
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Stephen Macaulay appointed new WPMA CEO

Stephen Macaulay appointed new WPMA CEO

The Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Macaulay as WPMA’s new Chief Executive, replacing Dr Jon Tanner who has taken up a new ...
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Extra sawlogs in NSW for domestic processing

Extra sawlogs in NSW for domestic processing

The domestic softwood timber industry in NSW has received a significant boost with the government directing Forestry Corporation to divert selected softwood log exports impacted by the China trade embargo, ...
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Wood-fed hydrogen plant to be built in NSW

Wood-fed hydrogen plant to be built in NSW

Emerging renewables energy business, Sweetman Renewables Limited, has inked a lucrative, multi-million dollar joint venture agreement with CAC-H2 Private Limited of Singapore to establish a hydrogen production centre of excellence ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 40

WoodTECH News | Issue 40

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. The latest Covid-19 outbreaks in Australia and New Zealand highlights a major difference in how both countries lockdown. While Australian wood producers are deemed ...
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CEO to leave CLTP operation

CEO to leave CLTP operation

The Hermal Group has advised stakeholders that Chris Skeels-Piggins, the CEO of their plantation hardwood CLTP business based in Burnie Tasmania, is leaving the Group. The company acknowledged the achievements ...
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New sawmilling course set up in B.C.

New sawmilling course set up in B.C.

In continued partnership with Interfor, Canfor, West Fraser and Tolko, BCIT has launched a new Associate Certificate Program – the Business of Sawmilling. This new program focuses on educating forest ...
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Safe systems save lives

Safe systems save lives

A tragic workplace fatality in the Bay of Plenty serves as a reminder for businesses that effective standard operating systems in workplaces are key to making sure employees stay healthy ...
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Skilled labour shortage threatens manufacturing

Skilled labour shortage threatens manufacturing

Before the pandemic, 38% of US manufacturers had trouble finding candidates with the right skills and today that number is 54%, said The Workforce Institute at UKG. While more than ...
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The growing market for wood pellets

The growing market for wood pellets

Discussions are going on about the EU-Commission’s new forest strategy. In the discussions, sawn timber is pointed out as a winner and bioenergy from the forest as a looser. Europe ...
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Pentarch Group Buys Dormit

Pentarch Group Buys Dormit

The Pentarch Group is pleased to announce it has purchased the assets of Dormit Pty Ltd. Dormit operates two sawmills and associated operations located at Dandenong South and Swifts Creek ...
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Another major NZ industrial plant switches to biomass

Another major NZ industrial plant switches to biomass

Nelson-based company biomass fuel company Azwood Energy is building a production facility near Milton to service a burgeoning biomass fuel industry. Azwood Energy general manager Brook Brewerton confirmed that one ...
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Profile - Women in timber

Profile – Women in timber

The timber industry has been historically dominated by men, but things are changing fast both inside the mill and in the office. From a recent issue of Timberlink Newsletter, Denise ...
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WoodTECH News | Issue 39

WoodTECH News | Issue 39

Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. The big news to start this month is the sale of Boral Timber and their nine NSW sawmills and half share of the Highland ...
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Boral selling its Australian timber business

Boral selling its Australian timber business

Boral Limited has entered into an agreement with Allied Natural Wood Enterprises Pty Limited (Pentarch Group) to sell its Australian hardwood and softwood timber business for AU$64.5 million, subject to ...
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Fonterra announce another switch to wood biomass

Fonterra announce another switch to wood biomass

As Minister for Energy and Resources Hon Dr Megan Woods officially opened Fonterra’s wood pellet boiler at its Te Awamutu plant, the Co-operative announced details for its next site to ...
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