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State will back new paper mills

President Dmitry Medvedev said the Government would support the creation of pulp and paper mills close to the country's borders to export more value-added products.
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World Bioenergy recruits new manager – and arranges a new event

Elmia has recruited Jakob Hirsmark as project manager for World Bioenergy.
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Assistant Director for EFI appointed

Dr.Ir. Gert-Jan Nabuurs has been appointed assistant director of the European Forest Institute (EFI). Dr. Nabuurs will start his three-year term, with a possibility of extension, on 1 June 2009.
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BlueLinx announces new engineered lumber agreement with Georgia Pacific

Eat for a killer immunity Stocks tumble — Dow ends at lowest since Nov. Obama: Stimulus lets Americans claim destiny BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a leading distributor of building products in North America, has signed a three-year agreement to be the exclusive two-step distributor of
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MDF firm holds crucial talks

An estimated 100 jobs could be saved after it was revealed a Doncaster company in administration was in talks with other firms regarding a takeover.
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Metso to rebuild Stora Enso’s board machine line

Metso will modernize the BM 4 board machine line at Stora Enso Kaukopää mill in Imatra, Finland. The start-up of the rebuilt line is scheduled for November 2009. The parties have agreed not to disclose the order value. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology segment's Q1 o
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40-hour forest fires extinguished in east China

A series of forest fires in China's Fujian Province were finally out after 40 hours and four deaths.A forestry guide was injured when fighting a fire and died after treatment failed.
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Billions of trees to be planted

Early next month — on March 12 to be precise — millions of Chinese people will head out to the countryside to plant trees. This has been happening every year for the last 30 years, with 500 million volunteers participating in National Tree Planting Day in 2007, planting over 2.27 bill
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Weyerhaeuser’s Q4 loss widens on charges

Timber and forest product maker Weyerhaeuser Co has reported a wider fourth-quarter net loss, hit by goodwill and asset impairment charges. On an adjusted basis, the company posted a loss, compared with a profit last year, reflecting the impact of adverse market conditions.
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An important forum in the recession

The forest industry’s economic situation and market conditions have been radically affected in recent months. Despite this, interest in the world’s biggest forestry fair, Elmia Wood 3–6 June, is still high.
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