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Wood Mizer introduces new line of wood splitters

07-03-2016

Wood-Mizer has announced the addition of wood splitters to their line of wood processing equipment. Acquiring the product line formally manufactured and marketed by Tempest Wood Splitters, Inc., Wood-Mizer now offers a variety of wood splitters ranging from compact units for personal use to commercial equipment for bundle and …

Japan's forest products exports up 24.8% in 2015

04-03-2016

Japan’s forest products exports in 2015 racked up 24.8% more sales than in 2014 to 26,300 million yen, exceeding the 2020 revenue target set by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. In volume terms, log exports grew a record 32.7% YoY to 691,830m3 while lumber exports fell 10.3% to 61,621m3. Plywood exports also increased …

Peru’s forestry sector could add 1.5% to GDP

04-03-2016

Peru’s forestry sector can contribute as much as 1.5% more to the country’s GDP, given the sector’s potential for new markets to develop, said Juan Manuel Benites, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri). The enactment of Forestry and Wildlife law and related regulations will also create new job opportunities and boost …

Brazilian mahogany sales to resume

04-03-2016

Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), a high value hardwood species from Brazil is now back on the market. A timber company in Acre state is the first to secure FSC forest certification for harvesting mahogany. In a report filed by Madeira Total mahogany harvesting in certified forests has started in the States of Acre and Amazonas and the first …

Editor’s pick2016 Wood Design Awards in BC Jury’s Choice: UBC Student Union Building

04-03-2016

The UBC Student Union Building in Vancouver, BC, won a Jury's Choice award at the 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC. The jury gave the UBC Student Union Building high accolades, stating, "….it's a noteworthy project for its use of wood to create a warm, comfortable space on an institutional scale."   A total of 103 …

New study shows U.S. forests under threat from climate change

03-03-2016

U.S. forests are under threat from increasing drought and climate change, according to a new Duke University study. While the consequences of climate change have mainly affected forests in the West—on top of drought-induced forest diebacks, bark beetle infestations and wildfires, they are now likely to become more severe, frequent and …

Danzer sales up 9.5% in 2015

03-03-2016

Danzer closes its first business year at its new head office in Dornbirn, Austria, with a 9.5% increase in sales to hit EUR 254 million. The company acquired a modern veneer splicing plant in Raspenava, Czech Republic, and sales expanded in deck layers for hardwood flooring since the flooring business started in 2012. The next few years will see …

Editor’s pick2016 Wood Design Awards in BC winners announced

01-03-2016

Winner of the Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design: Dale Staples, Integra Architecture Inc. - The Dominion, New Westminster, BC   Winner of the Residential Wood Design: Leland Dadson, Architect - CLT Courtyard House, Vancouver, BC   Winner of the International Wood Design: Gerald Epp, StructureCraft Builders – Tsingtao Pearl …

Russia 2015 exports of laminated plywood up 12.2%

01-03-2016

The total volume of laminated plywood exports from Russia increased 12.2% YoY to 2.21 million cubic metres in 2015, according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia. Exports of laminated plywood from Russia fell 15.3% in value to $990.9 million. In total, 1.99 million cubic metres of laminated plywood (+17.1%) worth $907.6 million (-11.8%) were …