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Latest timber industry news, updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Responsible Wood strengthens ties in Queensland

Responsible Wood Sustainability Manager, Matt de Jongh, recently visited Brisbane to strengthen partnerships and advocate for sustainable practices in the timber industry. Source: Timberbiz His agenda included meetings with key industry players and participation in the Sustainable Ind
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Sumitomo Forestry top ranking in homebuilding

Sumitomo Forestry has received for the sixth consecutive year the highest-ranked top 1% assessment in the homebuilding industry in The Sustainability Yearbook 2024, a corporate sustainability assessment conducted by S&P Global, a US organization that is the world’s leading researc
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Using the 8D tool in plywood production

The eight disciplines of problem-solving is a methodology widely used in automotive industry, and it applies to plywood production as well. The structured framework helps teams to identify, locate and fix the issue at hand. Source: Timberbiz “At UPM Plywood we use 8D in quality contro
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A second life for fallen trees

Studio Weave’s pavilion in London is built to the rear of an existing Edwardian brick library, this single-storey, timber-framed extension provides an open plan café and flexible spaces for individual, community and group activities. Source: Timberbiz Inside, a rich variety of wood sa
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Komatsu gears up for racing in Formula One

Heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu has signed a multi-year deal with Williams Racing to become the principal partner of the British team from the start of the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Source: Timberbiz Komatsu was a key partner of Williams Racing in Formula On
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NHVR on track in Queensland

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is on track to transition responsibility for delivering heavy vehicle regulatory services, including on-road compliance and enforcement, from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), on 20 April 2024. Source: Timberbiz NH
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Allianz insurance on the emerging risk of mass timber

Mass timber has the potential to be a critical building component for the cities of the near future given the need for the construction sector to reduce its reliance on concrete and steel to lower its Co2 emissions. However, as this market grows and mass timber buildings evolve to gre
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FWCA at Primex Field Days

Forest and Wood Communities Australia (FWCA) will be participating in the upcoming Primex Field Days, a significant event that fosters crucial connections between the agriculture sector, timber communities, forestry industries, and the everyday individual. Source: Timberbiz Primex Fie
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Ernslaw certification suspended

One of New Zealand’s largest forestry companies has had its certification suspended over slash damage in and around Tolaga Bay. Sources: 1News, Timberbiz Ernslaw One is part of the Oregon Group, owned by the Malaysian based Tiong family, along with its subsidiary company and pro
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