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New equipment for the saw-filing room

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A recent issue of Canadian Forest Industries highlights some of the latest equipment for the North American saw filing room. The list includes; Cut Technologies Wright Machine Tools Cut Technologies Wright Machine Tools Simonds International Vollmer Saw+ADD Carbide Tool Works Gerling Automation / HMT Machine Tools Williams & White Supersaul Chemmex The full Canadian Forest Industries post can be seen …

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Saw guide sales: beware of these 4 tactics

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Udo Jahn, GM of Modern Engineering, Canada who spoke at last year’s WoodTECH 2017 event in both Australia and New Zealand has added another blog – this time an entertaining and informative look at just what sawmillers should be looking for when selecting and purchasing saw-guides. You wouldn’t BELIEVE what happened to me the other day. I’m still shaking my …

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AKD finalises Yarram sawmill purchase

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Associated Kiln Driers Softwoods (AKD) officially took ownership of the Yarram Sawmill after finalising the purchase with Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) Woodproducts earlier in March. Regular operations of the mill resumed on Monday 25th March, with all 60 existing employees offered ongoing employment. The Yarram Sawmill processes approximately 150,000 cubic meters of saw-log into a range of timber products from …

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Sensors drive future manufacturing plants

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One of the beautiful things about fair competition is that it foments positive development. With a few exceptions, almost every major change in history came with a fight by entrenched industry against it. One of those exceptions in recent times is industrial automation, with every manufacturing entity in business embracing the latest developments in order to stay ahead of their …

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Latest quarterly Timber Market Survey results released

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The December quarter 2017 TMS has shown upward price movements for untreated MGP10 and MGP12 products ranging between 0.4% and 1.4%, while treated F7 products showed upward price movements of around 0.8%. Prices for outdoor softwood products also increased over the quarter, with movements that ranged between 1.4% and 4.7%. Prices for most panel products and other engineered wood products …

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Red Stag to invest NZ$20M in CLT plant

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Red Stag Group, which runs the largest sawmill in the Southern Hemisphere, plans to invest more than NZ$20 million developing a large-scale cross-laminated timber plant at its wood processing site in Rotorua, New Zealand. The plant is expected to be operational by mid-2019 and produce more than 50,000 cubic metres of cross-laminated timber within two years, Red Stag Group chief …

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Caboolture sawmill sold to AKD

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Associated Kiln Driers Softwoods (AKD) and Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts have finalised the sale of the Caboolture sawmill located at Henzell Road, Caboolture, Queensland with AKD taking ownership from 9 March 2018. The Caboolture operations processes approximately 215,000 cubic metres of sawlog into a range of timber products for the Queensland and Northern NSW markets. The mill will resume normal …