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 production and operational staff missing out. Click here for the full programme.
In this month’s stories, it is pleasing to see the continued investment within the wood processing sector, with OneFortyOne making significant upgrades to their Jubilee Highway Sawmill and Timberlink investing AU$90 million into its Tarpeena Sawmill. On the international front, we also have a major expansion in the US-based Trex’s composite decking product plants, with US$200 million being spent in the next two years.
Congratulations go to New Zealand’s Automation & Electronics. In the ExportNZ Bay of Plenty Awards held in June, Automation & Electronics won the Best Medium-Large Business Award for their long history of innovation and export success.
Other stories include; a big change to NZ’s wholesale electricity pricing, a new report on global softwood markets, the first dowel-laminated timber building in the US and a new feature (see links further down) highlighting some of the WoodTECH 2019 exhibitors.
That’s it for this month. Enjoy this latest issue.
Stories this issue:
- First dowel-laminated timber building in the U.S.
- New electrical substation for Tarpeena underway
- Composite deck producer increases capacity
- Trade in global softwood lumber increases
- Wood processing shines at ExportNZ BOP Awards
- Opportunities with real-time electricity pricing
- OneFortyOne set to invest a further AU$19M
- Sawmill machine alignment focus in September
- Q.C. opportunities for the entire mill
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