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Metsa new birch plywood mill for the global market

Metsa Wood’s new Pärnu birch plywood mill was an investment worth EUR 55 million. It enables Metsä Wood to respond to the growing demand for birch plywood in the global market. Source: Timberbiz For Metsä Wood, the Pärnu mill is a strategically important investment in birch plywood sp
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Deere technology for loggers in harvesters and forwarders

John Deere has released its TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager technology, new streamlined software solutions for loggers designed to enhance machine connectivity and communication. Source: Timberbiz Available for John Deere wheeled-cut-to-length equipment, the TimberMatic Maps and Ti
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Australian Timber Design Award winners

The Annual Australian Timber Design Award winners for 2018 were announced in Sydney on 16 October, and FJMT was crowned overall winner for its work on Bunjil Place. Source: Timberbiz Located in Casey’s entertainment district, just south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, Bunjil Place contains a
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New Forests joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Global forestry investment manager New Forests has joined nearly 200 companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Source: Timberbiz New Forests, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Singapore and San Francisco, offers
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AFCA Hall of Fame

The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is holding its Hall of Fame dinner on 23 November. The presentations recognise the pioneers and legends of the timber industry through admittance to the Hall of Fame in three categories of recognition – Hall of Fame Life Member, Ind
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What does the industry think about the billion new trees plan?

Plant a billion new trees, this is the current government catch cry for Australian forestry but how does that really stack up against today’s industry needs. Source: Timberbiz The $20m invested in the National Forest Industries Plan is only a foundation but it is expected to turbochar
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Forest Growers NZ announce research award winners

The Forest Growers Research Awards were announced in Tauranga, New Zealand. They have been awarded each year since 2011 to recognise outstanding achievements in forest growing research. Six awards were made in 2018. Source: Timberbiz Research Award for Communication and Sector Engagem
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XLam says CLT is on the J curve

CLT will surge through a range of big and small buildings before settling into a sustainable presence in the middle-range market, according to a senior executive from XLam. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Dr Paul Kremer, the company’s head of marketing, strategy and sustainabilit
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Government to get tough with Australian Forestry Standards

The Federal Government has foreshadowed a tough approach towards retailers who refuse to sell goods certified under the internationally recognised Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck,
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Ministers visit Timberlink Tasmania

On Friday 5 October Timberlink welcomed the Hon David Littleproud MP and Kevin Hogan MP to its Bell Bay mill to see first hand how further investments could help generate jobs and growth in Northern Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz Timberlink recently announced a generational $100m investm
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