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Hoo Hoo International Convention

The Rameses, with help from Black Bart #181, invite you to join them for the 2009 HHI Convention in Reno, Nevada, 'The Biggest Little City in the World.' Reno and surrounding area is known for its good ol’ western hospitality.
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CATERPILLAR launches new 18t and 20t forwarders

Cat Forest Products announces the launch of a new forwarder line with the introduction of two models with 18 metric tonne and 20 metric tonne capacities.
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New machines, new heads and a new thinning concept

Three new machines and two new heads. Komatsu Forest is launching five unique world premieres at Elmia Wood 3-6 June 2009.
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Volvo sets its sights on the forest industry

Felling and off-road transport are areas Volvo is now focusing on in order to offer a total machinery solution to the forest industry, according to Jukka Moisander, director, global forestry solutions at Volvo.
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Foresters mooooving with the times to combat weeds

A visit to Lion Match Forestry’s Clifton estate in Mpumalanga, South Africa, led to a surprise meeting with their new weed control team.
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Paper industry giant prioritizes green goals

In 2004, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management awarded the Barton plant a Pollution Prevention Achievement Award for the plant’s good environmental footprint and design. In 2008 SCA established a new carbon-dioxide target of a 20% reduction in emissions from fossil fuels
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Wood chip prices fell in Canada in the 1Q/09

Wood chip prices fell in Canada in the 1Q/09 as pulpmills reduced their operating rates substantially, reports WRI.
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Wood fibre prices tumble globally

Global wood fibre prices in the 4Q/08 experienced the largest drop in over 20 years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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West Fraser Timber trims lumber production again

VANCOUVER, British Columbia(Reuters): West Fraser Timber Co (WFT.TO) will cut back production at seven of its British Columbia sawmills because of continued weak lumber demand, the company said.
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Södra offers its members FSC certification

Södra has decided to offer FSC certification to its members.The reason behind the decision is the strong increase in demand for FSC-certified products. FSC certification of forest owners gives Södra greater earnings capability by enabling it to offer products that are FSC certified to
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