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Malaysian timber sector raised funds for people in need

04-06-2020
MTC, Malaysia, timber sector, donation

The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities has reported that the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) has raised RM895,550 out of the targeted RM1 million, through its Covid-19 Humanitarian Fund initiative. The MTC launched this fund-raising effort in cooperation with timber associations and companies nationwide. More than 100 logging …

Output from Indonesia’s timber sector fell around 10% in April

03-06-2020
Indonesia, timber sector

The current pandemic has put enormous pressure on Indonesian timber companies which have found the flow of orders from international markets has collapsed, reported ITTO. The Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI), Indroyono Soesilo, said that output from the timber sector fell around 10% in April and that he …

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 …

280,000 Indonesia’s furniture sector workers laid off

17-04-2020
Indonesian Furniture and Crafts Industry Association, HIMKI, laid off, furniture manufacturing sector

Abdul Sobur, Secretary General of the Indonesian Furniture and Crafts Industry Association (HIMKI), has reported that, in addition to the thousands of workers laid off in the retail, hotel, and restaurant sectors, furniture manufacturers have indicated that they have had to lay off some 280,000 workers, reported ITTO. Indonesian furniture …

China’s wooden door and wooden building sectors in 2019

19-12-2019
wooden door, wooden building, growth, China, consolidation, wooden framed buildings, wood structure, sector, industry, performance, 2019

11% growth in wood door sector The output of China’s wooden door sector is said to be the highest in the world and China is also the main wooden door consumer market. The total output value of the national wooden door sector was about RMB140 billion in 2018, an increase of 11% over the same period in the previous year, reported ITTO. …

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 …

Tigercat acquires ROI

14-10-2019
Tigercat, acquisition, ROI, material processing sector

Tigercat acquires ROI, gaining foothold in material processing sector. Effective Sept. 30 2019, Tigercat Industries Inc. based in Ontario completed the purchase of Ragnar Original Innovations (ROI) located in New Hampshire. The company, founded by Anders Ragnarsson, currently manufactures material processing machinery used in the construction, …

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