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Latest timber industry news, updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Wood Manufacturing 2010 attracting keen interest across Australasia

THE CONCEPT is simple. The feedback and input to the design of the new wood technology show and expo from across Australasia has been outstanding. Wood Manufacturing 2010 has been set up by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) to cover all wood processing and manufactur
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4.4 MILLION NEW TREES FOR SOUTH WEST SLOPES

Planting has begun of 4.4 million seedlings in the South West Slopes of NSW around Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba.
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Briefings and client meetings continue

The paper - part of every day team continues to provide campaign briefings and to participate in client meetings and industry educational seminars and workshops.
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Forest management company achieves Australian Forest Certification

Leading private forest management company SFM Forest Products (SFM) has received certification for Sustainable Forest Management (AS-4708) under the Australian Forest Certification Scheme (AFS). This means SFM is able to offer cost-effective certification of private forests to landown
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Certification system takes quantum leap forward

By Barry Chipman TCA Tasmania Last week there was the launch of the Australian first achievement of FSC certification for natural forest by Peter & Ann Downie for their Central Highlands property Lagoon of Islands. TCA welcomes this great achievement as it provides a big conf
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Forests NSW region meets world best safety record

Forests NSW has reached world industry safety standards with only one reportable incident in the last financial year in its Central Region, regional manager Kathy Jones said. The region extends from Morisset to Kempsey on the North Coast.
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The winds of change are blowing!

THE WINDS of change are blowing … politically and industry-wise. The newly-appointed Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants to take her credentials to the people and let them decide if she is THE candidate for the job. She’s no stranger to making her presence felt and, with reasoned and
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Willmott suspension allows time for review

Willmott Forests has been granted a suspension of its securities from official quotation by the Australian Securities Exchange to allow it time to complete a review and then be in a position to inform shareholders of the results and likely impacts of this process on the company
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No forest certification without fair harvest contracts

JOHN WITHEROW, newly inaugurated Life Member in the Contractors Hall of Fame, recalled an old mate and sparring partner when he told a newly appointed chief executive of a major timber mill that he’d rather die on his feet than on his knees. That was in response to the timber mill CEO
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