Welcome to the latest issue of WoodTECH.News.
As we start a new year, the sector continues to grow and evolve. From innovative projects to major changes in the industry, there’s plenty to catch up on as we look ahead to the future of wood processing.
One event the forest and wood products industry is looking forward to is Residues2Revenues 2023, which is being held in Rotorua, New Zealand on 25-26 July 2023 and being live-streamed. Last year’s event saw over 350 attendees, including many sawmillers, as well as a strong contingent from Australia and beyond. It was a record attendance and reflected the growing recognition that the demand for alternatives to fossil fuels has the potential to transform the forestry and energy sectors.
In this edition of WoodTECH.News, we’ll be covering a range of exciting stories, including:
- Australia’s first entirely wooden stadium, a groundbreaking new project that’s pushing the boundaries of sustainable construction.
- The sale of Notaras & Sons, a major business in the Australian timber industry.
- AE Gibson & Sons now represent Canadian sawmilling equipment company, Cardinal Sawquip in Australia and New Zealand.
- The announcement of the new NZ Timber Industry Federation President.
- Fletcher Building’s investment in the wood products sector with a new NZ$275m wood panels plant being built in Taupo and the NZ$97m purchase of Waipapa Pine and Renewable Wood Fuels.
- The closure of the W.A. Nannup timber mill, and what it means for the region and its workers.
- The use of vibration analysis for predictive maintenance.
- Tarpeena mill expansion is on track and expected to be completed in September.
- The retirement of long-serving Hyne Group CEO, Jon Kleinschmidt, and the naming of his successor.
So, sit back, grab a drink, and join us as we delve into the latest news and developments in the world of wood processing.
Check out these stories and much more below. Enjoy this month’s issue.
Stories this issue:
- Australia’s first entirely wooden stadium
- Notaras & Sons business being sold
- AE Gibson & Sons a Cardinal Sawquip partner
- New NZTIF President announced
- Fletcher Building invests in wood products sector
- W.A. Nannup timber mill closes
- Using vibration analysis in predictive maintenance
- Tarpeena mill expansion on track for September
- Hyne Group CEO Jon Kleinschmidt retiring
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