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WoodTECH Update – Issue 27

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. A lot can change in a month. While the reopening of New Zealand and most of Australia has been successful, COVID-19 is still a real threat. Victoria is currently facing a second wave that has resulted in a number of Melbourne suburbs in lockdown and the temporary closing of the Victoria/NSW border. It’s not …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 26

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. It’s welcome relief that both New Zealand and Australian COVID-19 lockdowns are easing and businesses, that weren’t already operating, are now opening up again. This will be a slow recovery though, with domestic and international trade still uncertain at this stage.   Next month we will be running WoodTECH 2020, as a series of innovative webinars covering a …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 25

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. The last couple of months has changed the face of the planet. COVID-19 has highlighted just how exposed we are to viral pandemics and how interconnected the global economy is. There are some positive signs though. Both the New Zealand and Australian Governments have responded to the crisis perhaps better than other countries. We’re …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 24

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. So, what a difference a month makes. When the last monthly issue came out there were rumblings about our country’s borders potentially being closed. Incoming passengers were increasingly being tested for COVID-19. There were also, of course, the very real issues in getting our logs into China’s congested ports so harvesting crews and those …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 23

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. We are pleased to announce that the FIEA WoodTECH 2020 programmes are now out and live on the event’s website. This year, the WoodTECH series will be focusing on new technologies, new processing systems and case studies showcasing “smart operating practices” that can make a significant difference to dry-mill and timber manufacturing companies. A …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 22

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. This is the first issue for 2020 and we, like you, are looking forward to another big year. The annual technology event, WoodTECH 2020, is taking place in August this year. Alternating every year between green and dry-mill operations, this year‘s series will focus on timber manufacturing, dry-mill optimisation and robotics & automation. We’ve been …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 21

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. This year we’ve produced 11 monthly issues and grew the newsletter to over 5,000 direct subscribers and more than 16,000 regular readers from wood producers across Australasia. As a reader, we appreciate your support. We aim to continue to bring you new stories on sawmilling and …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 20

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News. Those receiving monthly issues of woodtech.news are principally those involved in sawmilling, saw-doctoring and wood manufacturing along with technology and equipment suppliers to wood producers throughout Australasia. Most have been involved and have supported the many wood products related technology events run in New Zealand and Australia over the last 20 years. Since first …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 19

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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 gatherings of sawmillers from across the region were treated to updates on the latest wood scanning, sawing, saw sharpening and mill maintenance technologies. We also ran a number of masterclasses from industry legends. A full summary and …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 18

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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 one of the largest gatherings for sawmilling companies across the region. It pulls together leading experts, innovators and practitioners from around the globe in wood scanning, sawing, saw sharpening and …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 17

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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 Australia. Sawmill machine alignment and quality control are a major focus, with a number of workshops being held alongside this event. Discounts are also available for team bookings, so there is no excuse for mill …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 16

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news. We are only a couple of months out now from this year’s WoodTECH 2019 series that will be running in New Zealand and Australia. The 2019 programme focuses on the green mill and it’s looking like another massive turnout. Over 400 attended the event in 2017. This year we have a massive international contingent, …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 15

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news. There is a lot of early interest in WoodTECH 2019. The full programme was released last month and a large number of mills have already taken advantage of the 40% discounts for group registrations. In this month’s news, it’s great to see the new investments within the local wood processing industry. A new …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 14

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Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.news. We are pleased to announce that the programmes for September’s two-yearly sawmilling series, WoodTECH 2019, have just been finalised and are available now to view on the event website. With input from a number of mills and key suppliers from around this region, a practical programme of workshops, exhibitions and presentations from major …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 13

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WoodTECH Issue 13 – Latest news, research and resources Welcome to this latest issue of www.woodtech.news. In this issue we cover a good mix of wood processing stories including news of the closure of a NZ sawmill that had been operating since 1932, the acquisition of RCR Energy by Windsor Engineering Group and we’ve included results from the latest Australian …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 12

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WoodTECH Issue 12 – Latest news, research and resources Welcome to this latest issue of www.woodtech.news. We brought forward the second issue for the year as we’ve been inundated with wood processing and manufacturing stories. Thanks to all of you who have contributed over the last few weeks. In this issue we cover a number of recent equipment upgrades within …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 11

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Welcome to this year’s first issue of this region’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing newsletter, www.woodtech.news. Other than those unfortunately having to work on maintenance or new installations over the Christmas period we trust the break over the summer has been a good one. We’ve built in a number of stories into this issue which you should find interesting. First off, …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 10

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Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. It’s the last WoodTECH issue for 2018. Thanks for your contributions that you’ve made during the year and ongoing support for www.woodtech.news. It’s certainly been appreciated. This month, with only days before we break for the traditional summer shut-down (other than those unfortunately having to work on maintenance or …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 9

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Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. Numbers of subscribers to this newsletter have really continued to grow over the last month or so – particularly after the turnout and interest generated from the WoodTECH 2018 series that ran in September. Thanks for your support and vote of confidence. If you have staff or workers …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 8

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Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. We were delighted to meet so many of you last month as part of the WoodTECH 2018 series that ran for local dry-mill and stand-alone wood manufacturing operations. New technologies (from wood scanning and optimisation through to finger-jointing, gluing, laminating and timber finishing), new operating practices and processes …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 7

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Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. First off, we’re looking forward to meeting up with many of you from both sides of the Tasman over the next couple of weeks. The first leg of the WoodTECH 2018 series starts in Melbourne next week and in the following week for New Zealand. As anticipated, it’s going to be a …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 6

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Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. First off, registrations are flowing in (with many mills sending through a good contingent from their production teams) for what’s going to be another bumper turnout at this year’s WoodTECH 2018 event. This year, after an absence of around eight years, the focus is on technologies, equipment and …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 5

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Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. First up this month, further information on this year’s WoodTECH series in September have been released. We’ve been busy working alongside many of you over the last couple of months. Thanks for your input. Registrations are flowing in from wood producers in both countries for what’s going to …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 4

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Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. First up this month, details for this year’s WoodTECH series in September have just been released. We’ve been busy working alongside many of you over the last couple of months. Thanks for your input. Last year, we had a record turnout to the WoodTECH series with over 400 …

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WoodTECH Update – Issue 3

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Welcome to the latest update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. We’ve had a great response since we’ve launched this service at the end of last year. The concept of improving communication between companies and sites and incorporating both managerial and production staff along with some of the key suppliers has really struck a chord. News items continue to …

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Welcome to 2018 – WoodTECH Issue 2

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Welcome to the second update for Australasia’s sawmilling and wood manufacturing community. We had a great response when we launched this service back in November 2017. The concept of improving communication between companies and sites and incorporating both managerial and production staff along with some of the key suppliers, really did strike a chord. Thanks for your feedback and input …