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Hyne celebrates start of new GLT plant

Hyne Timber was joined by the Acting Premier and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Honourable Cameron Dick, local member, Bruce Saunders MP and Mayor, George Seymour to officially turn the first sod ahead of construction of its new Glue La
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New forestry expo to compete with Elmia Wood

MaskinLeverantörerna, the Swedish association of machine suppliers, is organising the Swedish Forestry Expo in Solvalla/Stockholm, a forestry machinery trade fair for the first time from 3 to 5 June 2021. The association emphasises that the fair is open to all manufacturers of machine
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Tasmanian timber camp wins world prize

A Tasmanian building was awarded a highly-commended prize at the World Architecture Festival for the Best Use of Certified Timber. Nicola Leonardi, Koray Malhan and Mark Thompson awarded the first highly commended prize to Krakani Lumi – a standing camp in Tasmania designed by Taylor
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AFCA workshop for log haulage code

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) will hold a workshop to discuss the draft Log Haulage Code (LHC) and identify key areas for discussion to inform the contents of the code. A representative from Sparke Helmore Lawyers will make a presentation at the workshop outlini
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Round two NFPI Centre Project Applications open

The National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NFPI) promotes innovation in Australia’s forest products industry. The Australian, South Australian and Tasmanian Governments combined initial commitment of $8 million has two National Institute for Forest Products Innovation Cent
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Frame and Truss national conference in Australia

The Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association of Australia (FTMA) will hold its national conference at the RACV Royal Pines in Benowa, Queensland on the 26 March 2019 with activities the day before and the Multinail Machinery Expo the day following the conference. This is the largest
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New ForestWorks directors

ForestWorks AGM was held on 29 November in the ForestWorks’ Melbourne office. The 2017-18 Annual Report was presented by acting chair Tony Price and there was an election of new directors. Source: Timberbiz Ross Hampton was elected as an employer nominee and Denise Campbell-Burns was
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Australia-Japan forest products trade strengthened

The Australian forest industries delegation which visited Japan last week has been hailed a success, forging new relationships with Japanese forest products companies and showcasing Australia’s renewably-sourced wood fibre to Japan’s lucrative wood biomass market, a rapidly-expanding
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Merger between IFA and AFG one step closer

Exciting times are ahead for the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) and Australian Forest Growers (AFG) as they facilitate Extraordinary General Meetings for their members to vote on the proposed merger of IFA and AFG, a proposal endorsed by both boards of the two not-for-profi
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New thinking transforms housing construction

If you’re in the housing design, manufacturing or construction business, you know the industry in Australia is challenged. Skilled labour is in short supply, productivity levels are low and have not improved in decades, and construction costs are soaring. Against a backdrop of a globa
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