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November 2020

Siempelkamp concludes negotiation with Works Council; cuts 136 jobs


After constructive and goal-oriented negotiations over the past weeks, the management of G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG and the Works Council have agreed on a reconciliation of interests for the employees of Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH and Siempelkamp Maschinenfabrik GmbH at the Krefeld location affected by the personnel …

FWPA and WoodSolutions Campus announce new online course "Timber Engineering"


Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) builds the resources of WoodSolutions Campus with "Timber Engineering" – a new online course. Presented by timber engineering experts Jon Shanks and Geoff Boughton, the six modules offer engineers the opportunity to increase their knowledge so they can design and specify timber products with …

Bruks Siwertell wins repeat wood chipper contract from Paged


Bruks Siwertell has been contracted to replace an existing wood chipper with a new higher-capacity model to increase processing capabilities and maximise efficiency, profitability and sustainability for returning Polish customer, Paged. Due for delivery in early 2021, the drum chipper will be used to reprocess veneer production waste and feed the …

Editor’s pickAHEC launches new species and grading guide


The American Hardwood Export Council's (AHEC) Europe team has spent the year reimagining AHEC’s technical publications. The result brings together the species and grading guides into a single "Guide to Sustainable American Hardwoods", complete with lavishly illustrated application case studies. The new design combines all of the technical …

Stora Enso approved to produce and deliver CLT panels to the US


(Photo: Stora Enso)   Stora Enso has received approval for producing and delivering cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels to the United States in accordance to the International Building Code® (IBC). They can now be produced to be certified in compliance with the North American CLT standard ANSI/APA PRG 320-2019, Standard for …

Editor’s pickSCM launches AREA XL for large CLT panel production

SCM, CNC machining, equipment

AREA XL SCM has announced the launch of AREA XL, a new five-axis CNC machining centre designed and manufactured for the industrial production of large format cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. This solution is an evolution of the AREA model and was developed to meet the needs of companies requiring high productivity, accuracy and …

Tigercat offers sneak peek at prototype 865 logger

Tigercat, logger, forestry, equipment

Prototype Tigercat 865 logger A purpose-built logger, the Tigercat 865 will offer many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers 165 kW (221 hp) at 1,900 rpm. The 865 logger can be configured as a loader with boom options …

UK: Laing O’Rourke awarded Landsec's £195 million net zero carbon Timber Square development project

timber building, net zero carbon, architecture

Landsec and Laing O’Rourke have today signed a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) for the final design and planning of the main construction of £195 million Timber Square development. A start date is yet to be confirmed for the scheme which comprises of circa 370,000 sq ft of mixed-use space, including 350,000 sq ft of grade …

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