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Editor’s pickAmerican hardwood lumber exports to Asia surge 17% in 2017

AHEC, American hardwoods, oak

American oak veneer being prepared in a factory in Vietnam. Image: Turnstone Singapore   The full year of 2017 saw the largest exports ever on record for American hardwoods, with an increase of 17 per cent by value for lumber over 2016, according to new data from the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC). That gives the American hardwood …

Editor’s pickThe Smile – A development in hardwood CLT

American Hardwoods, CLT, AHEC, The Smile

By World Hardwoods Although Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is not new, high-rise buildings are now popping up all over the world, showing the environmental way for a new age of wood. Well-known Dutch architect Alex de Rijke recently predicted in an article entitled, “Timber is the New Concrete”, that timber would be the dominant …

Editor’s pickThe Story of AHEC

AHEC, IFFS, story

Cover Image: AHEC Pavilion at IFFS Singapore 2017. As told by Michael Buckley, former European Director “It is an honour to be Chairman of any organisation, but for me, being Chairman of AHEC is by far the most rewarding post I have ever held.  As I travel the world, everyone knows what AHEC stands for, and what we do.  We …

AHEC European conference shows the future for American hardwood

AHEC Europe

AHEC's European Conference was held from 20 to 21 Oct, 2016 in Copenhagen Last week nearly 150 European hardwood importers, architects and American hardwood exporters came together in Copenhagen to discuss the future for American hardwoods at the AHEC European conference. Under the conference’s theme ‘The Future For American …