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Deloitte report confirms forestry relevance

In responding to the Deloitte report released Make it big Adelaide, AFPA SA Manager John Stokes says it confirms the importance of forestry industry to the South Australian economy. Source: Timberbiz “As part of the agribusiness sector, Forestry contributes $1.5billion to the state’s
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John Stokes heads SA AFPA

National body for forest, wood and paper products, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), has announced the appointment of John Stokes as its new South Australian Manager. Source: Timberbiz Previously the CEO for Master Builders SA, Mr Stokes brings extensive experience in
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Aussie forwarder champ takes on the world

The world championship of, the Forwarder World Cup will be held at Elmia with Australian Michael Scott representing the country. Source: Timberbiz Entrants from 11 countries are currently registered for the world championship, the Forwarder World Cup, including Aussie Michael Scott. F
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WPMA open letter regarding timber standards

The Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA) is anxious to assure the New Zealand public that timber retains its excellent reputation as a construction material. Source: Timberbiz In an open letter to Timberbiz, Mr Brian Stanley, chair of WPMA, said that it was the most a
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Prefab housing manufacturer wins Hall of Fame award

Prefabricated construction trendsetters Impresa House, operating in Melbourne for only seven months, has already taken out a prestigious manufacturing award, and chief executive Sean Morley will be at Frame Australia to explain how it was achieved. Source: Timberbiz The Australian com
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AFPA gala dinner at the Great Hall

One of the “big” events on the social and networking calendar is the AFPA Great Hall Gala Dinner in Canberra. Source: Timberbiz The third biennial dinner, hosted by Australian Forest Products Association, will be held on 12 September (6-10pm). It’s a gala celebration
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New Foundation Fellow for national centre for timber durability

A leading researcher from the world’s largest university wood and forestry program is to be appointed as Foundation Fellow for Australia’s National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life. Source: Timberbiz Professor Philip Evans will take on the position while maintaining an ong
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AFPA welcomes the budget

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) congratulates the Turnbull Government for honouring its pre-election pledge of $4 million in the Federal Budget to establish a National Institute for Forest Products Innovation. Source: Timberbiz AFPA CEO Mr Ross Hampton said work was
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Koala study needed

A study by the NSW Government using new techniques to more accurately model the distribution of koalas in north east NSW could lead to better management of its habitat, and highlights the need for further research, according to the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA). Source
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Remote sensing cut costs, increases speed in virtual reality

New technological tools harnessing the power of remote sensing to make it quicker, easier and cheaper to measure forest inventory will soon be unveiled – and in future could potentially enable a virtual “walk through the forest”. Source: Timberbiz Researchers are set to brief estate m
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