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2019

Stora Enso to move its head office to new wooden building in Helsinki

14-11-2019
Sotra Enso, new wood building, Helsinki, LEED Platinum environmental certification, sustainability

Stora Enso is partnering with the Finnish pension insurance company Varma in the construction of a new head office in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. Stora Enso will lease part of the building, which will showcase world-class modern wooden architecture. The building is expected to be completed in 2023, as the company says in its press …

Malaysian Customs had successful trial of localised Guidelines for verifying timber legality

14-11-2019
Guidelines for verifying timber legality, Malaysia, customs, TRAFFIC, illegal logging, timber trade

A first-of-their-kind guidelines to verifying the legality of timber in trade had been successfully trialled by customs officers in Malaysia. The guidelines are now available for enforcement officers nationwide and worldwide, according to TRAFFIC, an international wildlife conservation NGO. The Guidelines for Verifying Timber Legality, completed …

Tolko to permanently close its Kelowna mill in Canada

13-11-2019
Tolko, Kelowna mill, Canada, closure

Following a thorough examination of all contributing factors including log costs, market conditions, and cumulative policy burden, Tolko will permanently close its Kelowna division on January 8, 2020, as the company says in its press release. “At this time, our thoughts are with impacted employees in Kelowna,” says President and CEO …

Victoria to phase out logging of native forests and shift towards plantation

13-11-2019
Victoria, Australia, old growth forests, plantations, government plan, timber sector

Native forest logging will be phased out in Victoria by 2030 and logging of old growth forests will cease immediately under a plan to transition to a plantations-based timber industry. Announcing the plan on 7 November, the Andrews government said it would provide $120mil in financial assistance to the sector, which has been under increasing …

Georgia-Pacific opens $135 million state-of-the-art lumber facility in Georgia

12-11-2019
Georgia-Pacific, lumber facility, Warren Country, Georgia, lumber production, pine logs,

Georgia-Pacific opens its newest lumber facility with an onsite dedication in Warren County, Georgia. The $135 million, 340,000-square-foot technologically advanced lumber production plants its flag on the same site as an existing lumber mill. The new facility currently adds more than 80 workers to the existing workforce, employing a total of 179 …

100 years of Jowat

11-11-2019
Jowat, 100th anniversary, adhesives, PUR hot melts, Jowatherm® GROW series

On the enterprise’s 100th anniversary, the adhesives specialist from Detmold is presenting itself with the statement “Our word is our bond. Since 1919.” Jowat underscores its commitment to high product quality and comprehensive services with a wide range of new, powerful adhesives from all fields of application. Dr Boris …

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