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Timber Products orders a Meinan lathe line

21-01-2020
Timber Products, Meinan, lathe line, hardwood plywood manufacturer, Japan, woodworking, machinery, veneer

Hardwood plywood manufacturer Timber Products has invested in a Meinan lathe, which will be installed later this year at its facility in Yreka, California, reported Woodworking Network. The line is part of its strategy to modernise it plywood business. The new line at Yreka, California, will be the first 10 feet long lathe line in the world to …

First All- Timber Neighbourhood to be designed in Copenhagen

20-01-2020
Fælledby, Denmark, Copenhagen, first, all-timber neighbourhood, mini-villages, Henning Larsen, architect

Denmark-based practice Henning Larsen has been picked to design the city’s first all-timber neighbourhood. Named Fælledby, the new community will resemble a rural village that will feature three “mini-villages” connected by green spaces for local wildlife, such as turtles, songbirds, and deer. An impression of …

Forest product exports now one of Vietnam’s top three commodities

17-01-2020
Vietnam, forest products, top three, commodities, Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association, 2025 target

Having achieved exports of over US$11 million in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 18%, the industry is expected to achieve US$20 billion in export earnings by 2025, said Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Vietnam’s Minister of Agriculture. He spoke about Vietnam’s timber products performance at a meeting with the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product …

Sarawak Timber Association warns of effects of raising minimum wages

17-01-2020
Sarawak Timber Association, minimum wage hike, government policy, rising costs, plywood, logs, exports, foreign labour, production, costs

Sarawak Timber Association (STA) expressed concerns over the Government’s latest decision to raise minimum wages (MW) to RM1,200 in 57 major cities and towns effective from 1 January 2020. In its press release, STA said that while the association continues to support the Government’s efforts and policies in spurring sustainable and …

Queensland’s government and local company developed new sustainable timber product

16-01-2020
Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Eco Cottages, research and development, new, sustainable timber, product, high-quality, cypress, glulam, beams

Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and Eco Cottages have collaborated to research and develop a new sustainable timber product, leading to additional jobs being created.  “An innovative collaboration between DAF and Eco Cottages, which began in 2017, has resulted in high-quality cypress glue-laminated …

The Outdoor Classroom in Pune, India / Studio Inifinity

13-01-2020
Kindergarten, India, timber, wood, design, material, aesthetics, child-centric approach

The client approached architect firm Studio Infinity with a requirement to design a pre-primary school for about 80-100 students on a site, which was part of a commercial building abutting a large residential colony. The client (already having two operational schools) gave a very clear brief for this new addition. She wanted a school that will …

Stora Enso to sell its sawn construction timber mill in Pfarrkirchen, Germany

09-01-2020
Stora Enso, saw construction timber mill, Pfarrkirchen, Germany, divest, profit protection

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its sawn construction timber (KVH) mill at Pfarrkirchen in Germany, to the fund LEO II. – VV1 GmbH, managed by the private equity firm Dubag Group. The divestment is part of Stora Enso’s profit protection programme and it is in line with the Group’s strategic transformation to focus …

Construction of timber football stadium finally gets the go-ahead

09-01-2020
Football stadium, Forest Green Rovers, Gloucestershire, UK, timber, Zaha Hadid Architects, carbon neutral

A 5,000 seat stadium for Forest Green Rovers in Gloucestershire has finally received the green light to begin construction following appeal and several amendments to the project to win over the planning authorities. Impression of the new timber football stadium for Forest Green Rovers  Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, the 5,000 seat …

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