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AUSTimber2020: New year, new look

Just in time for the new year Australian Forest Contractors’ Association (AFCA) has launched its new AUSTimber website, its exhibitor prospectus, partner prospectus and electronic exhibitor booking form, which has been designed to make it easier to be part of the show. Source: Timberb
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Auction raises $14k for CFS, Men’s Shed

An auction of vehicles and household goods by Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has raised $14,000, which will be donated to the Kingscote Men’s Shed, CFS and Lions clubs. The items were from the deceased estate of Christopher Madden, who had lived on one of the company’s forestry pr
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VicForests strong financial record in FY2017-18

VicForests has delivered strong financial results across its business with a recorded net profit of $1.2 million, no debt and cash in the bank for the financial year 2017/18. VicForests chief executive officer, Nathan Trushell said the result was evidence of VicForests’ responsible ha
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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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VEAC’s draft proposals ignore real issues in Central West

Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) draft forestry proposals for Central West Victoria slug the region’s timber industry, while ignoring its economic importance and its role in fighting fires and maintaining biodiversity, according to the state’s peak forestry body. The dr
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Taking the fuel out of bushfire risk

Australia’s forest managers will have a better understanding of mechanical fuel load reduction as a tool to reduce bushfire risk thanks to the $1.5 million Mechanical Fuel Load Reduction Trials. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck, said bush
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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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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 52% OF SOFTWOOD CON
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Big River Group expands into Victoria with MB Prefab acquisition

Big River Group has acquired the assets and trading business of MB Prefab Framing Pty Ltd (MB Prefab) in Geelong, Victoria. MB Prefab is the 14th distribution site for the company, following four other business acquisitions in 2017. It is a key step in Big River’s continued expansion
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New Geelong timber manufacturing factory “industry game-changer”

Quintessential Equity has hailed the opening of a new Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) processing and offsite manufacturing factory at Avalon Airport’s new industrial precinct, as a major win for both the City of Geelong and the building industry’s march toward more sustainable methods of
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