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South China Imports of U.S. Wood and Wood Products Climbs to a New High
24 March, 2017
wood south china
For the last 8 years, South China's imports of U.S. wood and wood products have been on a continuing rise in general, and last year a new annual import record of 700 million USD was written, accounting for about 30% of China's total imports from the U.S. read more
Timber is the right disruption for the future
21 March, 2017
Timberbiz
When you get timber design right, working with different professions, it's like beautiful music says UK architect Andrew Waugh. But timber buildings are also like a tsunami - the UK has 500 already and his firm is "run off its feet" with demand. read more
Evowood’s Estcourt mill remains closed after protracted strike action
17 March, 2017
Evowood
Hardboard manufacturer, Evowood (formerly Masonite), has unfortunately had to dismiss 434 workers at its Estcourt mill in the wake of protracted strike action. Louis Marais, the chief executive of Evowood, confirmed that the Labour Court had issued an interim court order... read more
Gaining peace of mind
9 March, 2017
dolphin bay
Dolphin Bay is offering a service in partnership with our own environmental consultants, Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants, to help you gain peace of mind regarding the environmental compliance of your plant. Under this partnership, we will facilitate... read more
Environmental Audits in a positive light
9 March, 2017
Dolphin Bay
Timber treaters should feel reassured that a recent letter from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) about upcoming inspections is not a threat to your business, but rather a routine letter sent to all treaters across the country. Some treaters are feeling threatened... read more
47% of Jobs Will Disappear in the next 25 Years
8 March, 2017
Big think
The Trump campaign ran on bringing jobs back to American shores, although mechanization has been the biggest reason for manufacturing jobs' disappearance. Similar losses have led to populist movements in several other countries. But instead of a pro-job growth future... read more
Timber a viable option for high-rise buildings in quake zones
8 March, 2017
Stuff
Jon Tanner, chief executive of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association says a wooden building weighs less than a steel concrete structure with obvious benefits in both construction and resilience in an earthquake. It is indeed overdue for bodies such as Callaghan to develop...
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