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  • British Woodworking Federation smashes new membership target

    Published On : August 12, 2013

     Successful lobbying and extensive technical and business services are attracting large numbers of joinery manufacturing firms to join the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).   The British Woodworking Federation revealed that it has smashed its original target of recruiting 100 new …

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  • Tafisa Canada Reschedules Maintenance Stoppage

    Published On : August 12, 2013

    The Canadian particleboard manufacturer Tafisa Canada, which is part of Sonae Industria, has postponed a maintenance stoppage scheduled to begin at the end of July until further notice. The company is thus reacting to a five-day shutdown in the wake …

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  • Construction Shows Signs Of Improvement In Q2

    Published On : August 12, 2013

    As per latest Construction Trade Survey the conditions in Q2 shows signs of improvement across all construction sectors and throughout the supply chain. Even small and medium-sized businesses, hardest hit by the downturn, reported their first rise in activity since …

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  • FSC And The APRIL Group Association Ends

    Published On : August 10, 2013

    Effective 7 August 2013, the Forest Stewardship Council has ended all association with the APRIL Group, including the immediate termination of all Trademark License Agreements (TLA). This decision follows the withdrawal of APRIL companies from FSC Chain of Custody certification, …

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  • Agreement Between Canfor And Scotch Gulf Lumber

    Published On : August 10, 2013

    Canfor has completed the purchase agreement with Scotch & Gulf Lumber, LLC. The purchase agreement reflects the acquisition of Scotch Gulf Lumber over a three year period with the first phase representing a 25% interest.     Don Kayne, Canfor’s …

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  • New Vice President at Plum Creek Timber

    Published On : August 8, 2013

    Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. announced that Timothy Punke has been appointed senior vice president, corporate affairs and public policy, effective October 1. His responsibilities will include oversight of government relations, communications, sustainability and environmental affairs. He will report to …

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  • ACIMALL Reports Stability in Italian Woodworking Industry

    Published On : August 8, 2013

    ACIMALL (the Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers’ association) reports “stability” is the most suitable definition for the trend of made-in-Italy technology in the woodworking and wood-based materials industry. Just like the first three months of this year, also the …

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  • Oakwood Veneer Joins Architectural Woodwork Institute

    Published On : August 7, 2013

    Oakwood Veneer Company of Troy, Michigan partners with Architectural Woodwork Institute as a Supplier Member for the woodworking industry.   “We took a look at our customers and realized that a great number of them were AWI members,” said Peter …

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  • BFRC launches new A+ Rating for windows

    Published On : August 7, 2013

    BFRC is now accepting applications for the new ‘A+’band, which applies to windows only. Any BFRC ‘A’ rated product which achieves a rating index of 10 or more can be upgraded to an ‘A+’ for an administration fee of £50 …

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  • European Pallet Association Reports Split of Euro Pallet Exchange Pool

    Published On : August 7, 2013

    The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) and the UIC working group “Questions of palletisation” (UIC WG) consulted together with a representative of Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) in Paris on July 9, 2013 regarding measures for safeguarding the uniform Euro pallet …

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  • UPM Target Profit Improvement

    Published On : August 7, 2013

    UPM is going to implement a new business structure to improve its profitability. The company will also seek to simplify and further develop its business portfolio. UPM’s new structure will consist of the following Business Areas and reporting segments: UPM …

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  • Second Quarter leads to Rise in Wood Price Indices

    Published On : August 7, 2013

    Reportedly the wood price indices established by the German federation for wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging (HPE) for the second quarter of 2013 show rise across the board when compared with the figures for the first three months.   …

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  • New Forest Trust Woodturning Competition Results Announced

    Published On : August 7, 2013

    In the New Forest Trust Woodturning Competition the judges were impressed by the high standard of work among the pieces. All pieces were on display at the New Forest & Hampshire County Show from July 30- August 1, 2013 and …

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  • New Chief Financial Officer at Potlatch Corporation

    Published On : August 6, 2013

    Potlatch Corporation announced that Jerald W. Richards has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the company effective September 1, 2013. He replaces Eric Cremers who was recently promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer for Potlatch.   …

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  • AHEC to hold 2013 Convention in Budapest

    Published On : August 6, 2013

    The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), has declared that it will be holding its next European Convention in the historic Hungarian city of Budapest from October 24 – 25, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel. This event will provide an opportunity …

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  • Jeanne Named the Chief Accounting Officer at Weyerhaeuser

    Published On : August 6, 2013

    Weyerhaeuser appointed Jeanne M. Hillman as Vice President and chief accounting officer for the company, effective from August 5, 2013. Hillman succeeds Jerald W. Richards, who recently resigned from his position to become chief financial officer at Potlatch Corporation.   …

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  • Surfaces Asia 2013 releases the Programme Schedule

    Published On : August 3, 2013

    The first Surfaces Asia 2013 conference, organised by TCM Asia (a co-operation between Technical Conference Management, Austria and Bridge’s for Concepts Sdn Bhd, Malaysia); will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 23 and  24, 2013 at the Grand …

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  • Top-50 Russian Forest Companies’ 2012 Revenue Forecast

    Published On : August 3, 2013

    2012, total revenue of the Top-50 Russian forest based companies fell by 17.1% y-o-y and amounted to 249,56 billion rubles, according to the annual rating published by Russian Lesnaya Industriya Magazine.     A large portion of the net sales …

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  • Weyerhaeuser Closes Oregon Tree Farms

    Published On : August 2, 2013

    Weyerhaeuser Company announced that all Weyerhaeuser tree farms in Oregon will be closed to public access due to the extreme forest fire danger. The only exception is Clatsop and Tillamook Counties, which will be open for non-motorized recreation access. The …

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  • Acadian Timber Corp Reports Second Quarter Results

    Published On : August 2, 2013

    Acadian Timber Corp. reported financial and operating results 1for the three months ended June 29, 2013(the “second quarter”)“ The continued strengthening of softwood sawlog markets and the implementation of the new pricing mechanism in Acadian’s fibre supply agreement in New …

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