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Editor’s pickBIFA WOOD Vietnam postponed to 11th to 13th March 2021

02-07-2020
Vietnam, BIFA WOOD, Exhibition, COVID-19

BIFA WOOD Vietnam was scheduled to be held from 27th to 30th October 2020. However, due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition has been postponed to 11th to 13th March 2021. The postponement seeks to protect the safety and well-being of all exhibitors, sponsors, delegates, trade attendees and staff, as well as to …

ASEAN Super 8 announces new dates in 2021

30-06-2020
Malaysia, Exhibition, COVID-19

Informa Markets, organiser of the region's leading event for the built environment, has announced new event dates. ASEAN Super 8, which comprises several exhibitions targeted at the built environment industry, will be held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 15 to 17 June …

Raute concludes cooperation negotiations

25-06-2020
Finland, Raute, COVID-19

Negotiations concerning temporary layoffs of salaried and senior salaried employees of Raute’s operations in Finland in Nastola, Lahti, and Kajaani, have been concluded. These negotiations concerned measures, the purpose of which was to adapt operations to the financial and production-related situation resulting from the declined order book …

Cancelled: International Woodworking Fair 2020

12-06-2020
United States, COVID-19

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF), North America’s largest woodworking technology exhibition, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The biennial show was due to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from 25 to 28 August 2020. There were hopes that the show would still go on, but due to the development surrounding the global …

Acimall: COVID-19 heavily impacted 1Q 2020 for the Italian wood furniture technology industry

10-06-2020
Acimall, 1Q 2020, Italian woodworking machinery industry, COVID-19

According to the analysis of data collected by the Studies Office of Acimall, the Confindustria-member association representing the Italian wood-furniture technology industry, findings that confirmed an immediate impact of the lockdown caused by the Covid19 pandemic is unsurprising. The first quarter 2020 closed with a widespread reduction of …

Most of UK timber supply chain re-opening by end of May

14-05-2020
UK, timber supply chain, businesses, re-open, end of May, coronavirus, COVID-19, lockdown

Almost all businesses in the timber supply chain will be re-starting operations in May according to a Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) survey, reported Timber Trade Journal (TTJ). The survey showed that a full one third of businesses remained open to some extent during the Covid-19 lockdown. The remainder of businesses responding to the …

Muar wood-based industry expects to lose RM500 mil in revenue due to MCO

11-05-2020
Furniture businesses, wood products, wood-based panels, manufacturing, impact, coronavirus, COVID-19, MCO, Muar, Malaysia

Furniture businesses and related players in the wood-based industry in Muar, Johor have been affected in the first quarter of this year, expecting to lose about RM500 million in revenue due to the Movement Control Order (MCO), reported The Edge Markets. Muar Furniture Association president Ong Yeou Huan said that as the wood-based industry is …

Impact of pandemic on Malaysian forest and logging sector's employment and income

04-05-2020
Department of Statistics Malaysia, forest, logging, sector, income, employment, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic

The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) conducted an online survey to assess the impact of the pandemic on employment and income, reported ITTO. For the forestry and logging sector the survey results showed 6 percent of workers were on half pay leave, 18 per cent were on unpaid leave and 12 per cent had lost their job. The report can be …