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FPC defers harvest of Chester coupe

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) will not harvest timber in Chester 01 coupe in season 2009.
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Association VBFB of WA Inc General Meeting

The next general meeting of the Association of Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades will be held on Sunday May 3, 2009 at the GS Knight Building 177 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont, Western Australia.
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Style in

Environmentally friendly flooring manufacturer, Style Limited (ASX: “SYP”), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the global flooring provider, Tarkett, to launch a new range of “green flooring” products based upon Style’s proprietary strand‐woven wood technologies.
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VECCI Fair Work Act briefings hitting regional Victoria to keep businesses in the loop

As a clear picture emerges of when and how the new industrial relations changes will impact business, Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) is taking a series of briefings around regional Victoria to keep businesses on top of what the changes mean for them. Fore
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ATTA Workshop to be held in Mount Gambier

The Australian Timber Trainers Association (ATTA), ForestWorks and Forest Industry Assessment Plan System (FIAPS) members will hold a combined annual workshop in Mt Gambier on 27-30 July.
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Double option for LIGNA-lovers

Time is running out to book your seat on Weinig Australia’s Ligna double-header. There is one tour going to the US (and then on to LIGNA) and one straight to Germany with a tour prior to heading to LIGNA.
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Engineering group announces key appointments

Southern Cross Engineering Group recently made a number of key appointments in managerial and sales areas.
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Timber industry leaders start rebuilding ravaged industry

Victoria’s forestry industry leaders met last Friday in Healesville and toured bushfire-affected regions to plan the industry’s recovery after it was devastated during the recent tragedy.
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Wood chip prices fell in Canada in the 1Q/09

Wood chip prices fell in Canada in the 1Q/09 as pulpmills reduced their operating rates substantially, reports WRI.
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