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SWISS KRONO commissions first board at Menznau site

22-09-2017

Celebration of the first board. From left: Mauro Capozzo, CEO, SWISS KRONO AG; Christian Dieffenbacher, member of the Management Board, Dieffenbacher. SWISS KRONO celebrated the birth of their first board at the new particleboard plant in Menznau. That day, September 13, also happened to be Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Ines …

Georgia-Pacific invests in a new lumber facility, creating a hundred jobs

22-09-2017

Georgia-Pacific Lumber announced that they would be building a new lumber production facility in Talladega, Alabama, United States (U.S.). Construction on the US$100 million, 300,000ft² (27,870m²), technologically advanced plant has already begun, and is expected to open in late 2018. Once it is fully operational, the plant will employ …

Editor’s pickBuilding a King’s vision for the future of Bhutan

21-09-2017

Commissioned by the King of Bhutan, an ambitious academy is under construction on a mountaintop in the Himalayas that will introduce new educational methodology for the country. Its construction is bringing in multiple new building technologies that support Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness development policy. By Jacob Mooney The …

The value of planted trees in a nutshell

21-09-2017

To understand the importance of forests, the Brazilian Tree Industry breaks down the details of science in the form of an infographic. Specifically, it suggests that "analysis and management of micro-watersheds allow us to understand the water conditions in specific regions, and how human actions in the landscape affect quantity and quality of …

CIFOR: Forest loss may lead to more hurricanes

21-09-2017

According to emerging theories, the world’s standing forests may be protecting continents against cyclonic storms, such as hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones. But as these forests disappear, scientists anticipate more frequent and more destructive storms. Recent research conducted in collaboration with the Center for International Forestry …

Forest fires in Canada affect even far-flung Prince Edward Island

21-09-2017

None thought that the forest fires in British Columbia (B.C.) on one end of Canada would have any impact whatsoever on Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), sitting unobtrusively on the other end of the sprawling nation. But the fires combined with lumber export tariffs imposed by the United States (U.S.) have certainly made themselves felt on the Island …

Editor’s pickSiempelkamp secures new order in China with Nanning Shuixin Ketien

20-09-2017

Signing of the contract in China: Wang Dong Tao, General Manager of Nanning Shuixin Ketien and Andreas Krott from Siempelkamp Nanning Shuixin Ketien (SciSky) has ordered a particleboard line from Siempelkamp to expand its business in wood-based products. The plant, a first for SciSky, will be in Wuming, Guangxi province. It will manufacture …

Editor’s pickThe National Hardwood Lumber Association in China in June

20-09-2017

June was a month of activities for NHLA in China, which has been a key overseas target for American hardwood lumber exporters in recent years. China now accounts for more shipments than all the rest of the world put together. U.S. domestic sales are now running at 55 per cent by value and exports to China are 23 per cent with other markets in …

Editor’s pickVeneer – Never Out of Style

20-09-2017

By Kenn Busch California’s GL Veneer Meets Demand with Innovation and Added Value When you ask, “What’s new in the veneer world,” you might just get a puzzled look. Unless you can, with a straight face, classify “classic looks” as a trend, changes in demand for veneers are really mostly ebb-and-flow …

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