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  • HOLZMA Treff 2013 Prepares To Hit The Floor

    Published On : July 31, 2013

    Drilling on the saw and robot destacking: HOLZMA sets new trends at its 2013 in-house expo.   By now an established tradition: Once a year prospective buyers, customers and business partners from all over the world meet at the HOLZMA …

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  • New Chief Executive Appointed At Forestry Tasmania

    Published On : July 31, 2013

    Bob Annells, Chairman of Forestry Tasmania reports that Steve Whiteley had been appointed by the Board as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.   Mr Whiteley, who was previously FT’s Chief Operating Officer, has been Acting Chief Executive Officer since …

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  • Dynalyse Unveils New Kiln Scout With Moisture Measurement

    Published On : July 31, 2013

    Dynalyse introduces KilnScout in Europe – a new innovative moisture monitoring system for kilns. The Nordic market leader in strength grading systems, Dynalyse AB, exhibited at Ligna.     Dynagrade uses vibrations (resonance frequencies) to establish a strength grade (MSR …

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  • 2013 Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge Woodworking Competition Winners Announced

    Published On : July 30, 2013

    Craig Thibodeau of CT Fine Furniture, San Diego, CA, is awarded $3,000 at 2013 Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge Woodworking Competition for his creation that tops this ninth annual design competition recognizing excellence in veneer woodworking . They win An art …

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  • Canfor Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

    Published On : July 30, 2013

    Canfor Corporation reported net income attributable to shareholders (“shareholder net income”) of $110.3 million, or $0.77 per share, for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $61.9 million, or $0.43 per share, for the first quarter of 2013 and $2.6 …

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  • Plum Creek Timber Announces Second Quarter 2013 Earnings

    Published On : July 30, 2013

    Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. announced second quarter earnings of $46 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, on revenues of $303 million. Earnings for the second quarter of 2012 were $36 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, on revenues of …

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  • Construction Products Association And UKTI Partners To Assist Non-Export Firms

    Published On : July 30, 2013

    The Construction Products Association to receive funding from UK Trade & Investment for a two year project to identify and assist more non-exporting companies in the construction products sector to start exporting. This project builds on the Association’s successful overseas …

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  • Continential Wood Products Launches A Rapid Delivery Service

    Published On : July 29, 2013

    Swede Speed will offer customers quick delivery of C24 whitewood, direct from Continential Wood Products’ (CWP) Swedish mill. Softwood marketing manager Jerry Wilson said the service would be particularly helpful for merchants that wanted a pick-a-pack service as it provided …

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  • BWF Announces New President And Council

    Published On : July 29, 2013

    Woodworking and joinery manufacturing firms that are part of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) will receive increased benefits and opportunities to participate in industry development, as part of plans announced by David Pattenden, the new President of the BWF. David …

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  • Turkey’s Burgeoning Construction Sector Boosts DOMOTEX Middle East

    Published On : July 29, 2013

    DOMOTEX Middle East is recording solid bookings for exhibition space from Turkish and international companies. Turkey’s buoyant economy no doubt has a part to play in prompting registrations from key players in the global floor coverings market. From 7 to …

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  • UK Economy Indicates Improved Figures

    Published On : July 27, 2013

    Recent GDP figures show that the UK economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter and 1.4 per cent compared to the same quarter a year ago. In particular, construction increased …

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  • Steico Reports New Second Quarter Revenues

    Published On : July 27, 2013

    The insulated board manufacturer Steico raised its revenues by 9.3 % to €41.0m in the second quarter of 2013. This upswing came on the heels of a minor slump in the first three months of the year. This was also …

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  • Metsä Wood Adds Its Name To The BIM Family

    Published On : July 27, 2013

    Metsä Wood has launched its BIM components in Revit. Organised into BIM families, the company’s key engineered wood product systems and solutions for construction and architecture are all represented. The key driver of Metsä Wood’s BIM strategy is to facilitate …

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  • Norbord Credits OSB Prices and Housing Recovery for Upsurge in Earnings

    Published On : July 26, 2013

    Norbord Inc. has reported EBITDA of $102 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $31 million in the same quarter last year and $111 million in the first quarter of 2013. North American operations generated EBITDA of $92 …

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  • UK Bans Sweet Chestnut Import to Fight Fungal Blight

    Published On : July 26, 2013

    Imports of sweet chestnut trees from areas affected by a fungal blight will be banned to prevent a repeat of the disease that has been the reason behind the devastation of the UK’s ash population.   Sweet chestnut blight (Cryphonectria …

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  • CE Marking Gets Mandatory from July 1

    Published On : July 26, 2013

    CE marking is going to be mandatory in the UK for many construction products from July 2013. BM TRADA’s new Technical Bulletin discusses the regulations and obligations for manufacturers, importers and distributors of construction products, as well as those for …

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  • EU Forest Strategy Struggling Delayed Release by European Commission

    Published On : July 26, 2013

    European forest related organisations are concerned about the delay in publishing the new EU Forest Strategy by European Commission.   The European Commission is postponing publication of the strategy, even though forests represent 40% of land use in Europe.“The clock …

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  • Building Completions Up By 9.5% In 2012, Reports Federal German Statistical Office

    Published On : July 25, 2013

    According to the Federal German Statistical Office, there was growth of 9.5% to 200,466 in the number of housing units completed in Germany last year. Of that number, 180,611 units were completed in newly erected buildings, representing a rise of …

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  • SCA Timber Supply UK Expands Its Market

    Published On : July 25, 2013

    The doubling in size of SCA Timber Supply UK’s business in the coming months has resulted in changes across the company’s senior management team. Anders Ek takes over as managing director in addition to his existing responsibilities as UK chairman …

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  • Sveaskog Reports Improved Earnings In First Half Of 2013

    Published On : July 24, 2013

    Sveaskog’s profit improved in the first half compared with the same period last year to reach SEK 544 million (446). Sales volumes increased by 4%. Selling prices fell by an average of 10%. Per-Olov Wedin, President and CEO: “The improvement …

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