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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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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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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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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Australian fires smoke out Kyoto failings

While the tragedy of the shocking loss of life and destruction of property in the Australian wildfires are the immediate focus for authorities, this shouldn’t stop their impact eventually reaching all the way to Copenhagen and the halls where climate negotiators will meet later this y
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State and Local Governments meet on river red gums

The Brumby Government is working with Local Government to support workers and communities affected by the implementation of the $38 million River Red Gum package.
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Hoo-Hoo special convention in Canberra

Hoo-Hoo members of Jurisdiction IV (JIV), made up of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia, hold their annual general meeting at a convention which will be held 3-5 April in Canberra at the Rydges Capital Hill Hotel.
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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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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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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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