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In January 2019 Cologne will become the meeting place for the furniture industry and interior design fans during imm cologne. With "Design im Kunstverein" ("Design at the Art Society") from 14-20 January, the German Design Council is presenting a diverse programme at the Kölnischer Kunstverein with exhibitions, guided tours and workshops that …

$2.4tn worth Expo 2020 Dubai construction projects to drive demand for wood industry


Construction projects continue apace as deadline for event draws near The wood industry in the UAE is expected to boom over the next two years as the country ramps up construction activities ahead of the Expo 2020 Dubai. The wood and woodworking machinery industry will be impacted from the massive construction projects being executed as part of …

Editor’s pickLife Science Bioengineering B202 building in Denmark

Life Science Bioengineering B202 building, Christensen & Co. Architects, Rørbæk og møller Arkitekter, oak

The new building for Life Science and Bioengineering is the largest project since the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was inaugurated in the 1960s. (Photo credit: Adam Mørk) In a respectful yet innovative transformation of the original architecture, the façade of gold-anodised and black-lacquered aluminium is broken into …

Northwest Hardwoods names Nathan Jeppson CEO and Chairman


Northwest Hardwoods Inc. (NWH) has named Nathan Jeppson as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman effective January 7, 2019, and will report directly to the Board of Directors of NWH. TJ Rosengarth will remain on the board of NWH to ensure a smooth transition for the business. Nathan brings significant leadership experience to NWH, most …

New Trustees Join APA Board


Three new trustees have been elected to the APA – The Engineered Wood Association Board of Trustees, filling vacancies created by retirements and new executive assignments.  Mark Dubois-Phillips, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Logistics for Norbord, has extensive management experience in the forest products and …

FGV Signs an MOU with China Machinery Engineering Corporation


FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) has signed a Memorandum ofUnderstanding (MoU) with the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) with the aim to explore the feasibility of a joint venture or other collaborations that primarily involves the establishment of paper pulp production facilities, as well as the potential distribution and commercialisation …

Indonesian government wants high performance panel industry

Indonesia government, plywood

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, says the government wants the Indonesian wood panel industry to get back into its top shape, according to Tempo, through the continued synergies between the industry, entrepreneurs and a secure source of raw materials through Industrial Plantation Forests (HTIs). Meanwhile, the newly …