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SmartLam North America and RedBuilt join hands to supply CLT products and solutions

15-05-2020
SmartLam North America, RedBuilt, CLT solutions, exclusive distribution, United States

SmartLam North America and RedBuilt announce their partnership to supply Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) products and solutions to architects, engineers and contractors for projects using the popular mass timber building technology. RedBuilt will serve as the exclusive distributor of SmartLam CLT in the Pacific Northwest, West Coast and Southwest, …

WoodWorks announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

15-05-2020
WoodWorks, 2020-21 Board of Directors, non-profit, education, technical support, commercial, multi-family, wood building

WoodWorks - Wood Products Council has announced its 2020-21 Board of Directors, including two new members representing the architectural and engineering communities: Tom Chung, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Leers Weinzapfel Associates; Tanya Luthi, PE, Vice President, Structures, Entuitive. WoodWorks extends its grateful appreciation to its two …

MMFA welcomes Flooring Industries Ltd. and Servaco Product Testing - Joint Venture with VITO

14-05-2020
MMFA, new members, Flooring Industries Ltd., Servaco Product Testing - Joint Venture with VITO

MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, announced on 12 May that Flooring Industries Ltd. joined the association as associate member and Servaco Product Testing - Joint Venture with VITO, as supporting member. The President of MMFA, Matthias Windmöller (Windmöller), welcomed both organisations to the association and stated …

Most of UK timber supply chain re-opening by end of May

14-05-2020
UK, timber supply chain, businesses, re-open, end of May, coronavirus, COVID-19, lockdown

Almost all businesses in the timber supply chain will be re-starting operations in May according to a Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) survey, reported Timber Trade Journal (TTJ). The survey showed that a full one third of businesses remained open to some extent during the Covid-19 lockdown. The remainder of businesses responding to the …

A-1 Roof Trusses to invest $17 million in new manufacturing facility in Georgia

14-05-2020
pre-engineered, wood trusses, Georgia, U.S., new facility, A-1 Roof Trusses

A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, plans to invest $17 million and create 130 jobs in a new manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, Georgia, the U.S. When fully completed, the new 150,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will help A-1 Roof Trusses better serve customers as the company continues to grow …

Vietnam’s wood processing firms surviving and eyeing post-pandemic opportunities

13-05-2020
Vietnam, wood processing, manufacturing, post-pandemic, opportunities

Many wood processing firms from Vietnam have managed to operate despite the COVID-19 pandemic and many have even rolled out new measures to take advantage of the opportunities on offer when the pandemic is over, reported Vietnam News. Vu Hai Bang, CEO of Woodsland, one of the country’s leading furniture exporters, said that while his …

First-ever Mass Timber Building Competition in California to promote architectural innovation

13-05-2020
California, Mass Timber competition, architectural innovation, winners

In California, the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force and the Office of Planning and Research announced the winners of their first-ever competition designed to highlight a category of engineered wood products known as mass timber. As the need for forest, wildfire, climate, and housing solutions grows, California is moving to expand the …

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