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Woodtech Forum points to reviving potential in Egypt's wood and furniture industry

19-07-2016

A new conference and exhibition for professionals in wood and furniture, is coming to the city of Damietta, Egypt’s furniture cluster, from November 26 to 27. Presentations and case studies at the WoodTech Forum include: Innovation in the wood processing sector and new materials, modern furniture production processes, new sales and …

Seneca Sawmill welcomes Cameron Krauss as senior vice president of legal affairs

18-07-2016
senior vice president of legal affairs, Cameron Krauss, Seneca Sawmill Company, Seneca

Cameron Krauss has joined Senaca Sawmill Company, one of the largest producing single-location sawmills in the United States, as its new senior vice president of legal affairs where he will oversee legal and public policy matters for the Seneca Family of Companies. “Cameron is a seasoned leader with a solid background in legal …

Manufacturers in China hit by labour shortage

18-07-2016
labour shortage, guangdong, china

The decline in labour pool in China has made it hard for the labour-intensive wood product manufactureres to secure workers. In 2012, the government had alerted labour intensive industries in China that the pool of young workers was declining rapidly and would continue to do so. Currently, even with an offer of RMB 4,000 to RMB 5,000 a month, …

Weak demand affects Sarawak export performance

15-07-2016
Sarawak, plywood, wood products

In the first quarter of 2016, export performance of Sarawak's wood products declined by around 2% to RM1.62 billion as compared to RM1.65 billion during the same period in 2015. According to the Minister, this was due to a lack in global demand. The decline was most obvious in the main importing countries such as Japan, Taiwan P.o.C, China, …