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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Vale: Glenn Britton

Tasmanian timber stalwart Glenn Britton passed away in at the Royal Hobart Hospital last Thursday night, following a stroke. Mr Britton was most recently managing director of Tasmanian timber company, Britton Timbers. He was aged 76. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Associ
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Tech transfer for the softwood sector to improve processing

A new approach to tech transfer and skills development was delivered through a workshop to help the softwood sector improve its understanding of how to better use the massive quantities of data collected during mill operations, with a view to improving processing activities. Source: T
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Ponsse new training centre for Russia

The opening of the new training and service centre of OOO Ponsse, Ponsse’s subsidiary in Russia, was celebrated in St Petersburg. With its area of 1500 square metres, the new training centre is one of the company’s largest investments in Russia, totalling approximately EUR 3 million.
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Deere adds to TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager

John Deere has expanded the technology offered in TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager software to full-tree equipment, including feller bunchers and skidders. These streamlined software solutions offer loggers enhanced machine visibility and communication for a productive work day. Sou
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CIFOR wades in on forest fires and climate change

Robert Nasi director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) recently wrote an opinion piece on the damage from forest fires. He said a complex combination of a changing climate, policies and conversion of scrub and trees to agricultural land in the Amazon tu
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Tasmania hosts bushfire briefing

The Tasmanian State Fire Management Council will be hosting a Bushfire Risk Network event to be held in Launceston on Wednesday 18 September 2019. This event will be held the day before the Multi Agency Pre-Bushfire Season Briefing. Source: Timberbiz This session will provide an overv
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Built Environment finalists in Vic Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Gillies Hall at Monash University, the Nightingale 2.0 apartment development in Melbourne’s Fairfield, and Gannawarra Shire Council’s program Sustainable Gannawarra have been announced as finalists in the Built Environment category of the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Source:
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Tigercat supports C3’s Australian expansion

Forestry logistics company C3, which began life as an on-wharf logistics business in New Zealand in the 1950s, is today a modern, leading edge provider of product and handling solutions on wharf and beyond, employing more than 1400 people. Source: Timberbiz The company expanded its fo
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New Zealand Wood – Zero Carbon with proof

If New Zealand’s ambition is to be a zero carbon economy by 2050 then it must nurture its wood industry, according to the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association. It believes that while many industries claim to be driving towards lower emissions none has the low carbon profile o
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