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Latest timber industry news, updated Thursdays.

Hefler uses $1M line of credit to cover operational expenses during reprieve

Hefler Lumber (Hefler Forest Products Ltd.) in Middle Sackville has been given an extended deadline to deal with the restructuring of their business. Source: The Chronicle Herald Lumber giant Hefler Forest Products is using a $1-million line of credit to cover its operational expenses
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Construction milestone for UBC Brock Commons

The final wood panel has been installed on the Brock Commons building at UBC. The university’s new student residence will be the tallest mass timber building in the world when completed in 2017. The mass wood structure at Brock Commons was completed in just 66 days. The building requi
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Mobile technologies wanted for primary sector event

Now in its fifth year, MobileTECH has firmly established itself as one of the leading cross-industry technology events in New Zealand. MobileTECH attracted close to 350 attendees from the agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries in 2016. It has become a key meeting place fo
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Tiwi Island three-year woodchip export deal underway as first ship sets sail

The first of 14 shipments of woodchips from a Tiwi Islands forestry plantation is due to set sail to Japan. Source: ABC NT Country Hour The traditional owners of the Tiwis are in charge of nearly 30,000 hectares of Acacia mangium trees. Staff have been working around-the-clock for fou
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Forestry death “sad reminder” of need for industry vigilance

WorkSafe New Zealand says the latest forestry death in Hawkes Bay is a sad reminder to the industry of the need to remain vigilant about health and safety. Source: Forestworks Media Monday’s death follows three earlier confirmed forestry fatalities so far this year, and is the second
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Victorian manufacturing boost as 13 firms share in Commonwealth grants worth $16m

THIRTEEN Victorian firms will share in $16 million of Commonwealth grants to boost their high value manufacturing capability. Source: Herald Sun The $90 million Next Generation Manufacturing Investment fund — created in response to the death of the Victorian and South Australian car i
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Addressing skills shortage

  An initiative to address forest industry skill shortages in the Green Triangle region is one step closer following a forum organised by the Australian Forest Products Association – SA Branch (AFPA-SA) last week. Source: Timberbiz AFPA-SA brought together local forest industry e
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Sawlog prices drop in Austria and Germany

Prices for domestic and imported sawlogs in Austria and Germany have falling during 2015 and 2016 to levels not seen in 10 year, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sources: Timberbiz, Lesprom While domestic log prices have declined, they are still among the highest in Europe and man
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Timberhenge discovered

A huge arc of timber posts once stood in a ‘New Stonehenge’ built 4500 years ago in Wiltshire – next to the site of Stonehenge itself. Source: Metro UK The circle of up to 200 posts was built on the site of a settlement where the workers who built Stonehenge lived, National Trust rese
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