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A Chinese company has announced plans for a new particle board plant for Kawerau that is expected to bring 100 jobs to the district. The Chinese-based Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group has announced plans to establish the plant, to be built on Putauaki Trust land adjoining SH34, within two years.
It will produce 600,000cu m of panel boards a year for exports mainly to China. The announcement comes following a recent visit to China by representatives of Kawerau District Council, the Putauaki Trust, Toi-EDA, Eastern Bridge, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The delegation visited the Fenglin Group’s Mingyang MDF (medium-density fibreboard) and Huizhou particle board plants, and met group founder Mr Liu, chairman Mr Cui and chief executive officer Mr Wang. Council economic and community development manager Glenn Sutton said a number of factors led to the group’s decision to invest in Kawerau.
Overseas Investment Office approval and other consents now need to be obtained, but if everything goes to plan the plant should be fully operational by 2020. The Fenglin Group is a leading wood industry group in China, listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
It has four large-scale wood-based panel plants in Guangxi’s Nanning and Baise cities and in Guangdong’s Huizhou City, including two medium-density fibre board (MDF) facilities and two particle board (PB) facilities (one PB facility is in construction) with a total capacity of 1.1m cu m a year. The company also owns 14,000ha of fast-growing eucalyptus plantations for industrial use. More >>.
Source: Rotorua Daily Post
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Barko Hydraulics, LLC has announced ARDCO Equipment as its new dealer for logging and land clearing equipment in Louisiana.
“ARDCO Equipment is a great addition to our dealer network,” said Alecia McKay-Jones, dealer development manager for Barko. “We look forward to them representing Barko and serving our valued forestry customers in the Gulf Coast region.”
Based in New Iberia, Louisiana, ARDCO Equipment will handle sales and service of Barko loaders, industrial wheeled tractors, harvesters and feller bunchers. The dealership was recently established after several years of operating a rental fleet in the area alongside ARDCO’s manufacturing operation.
“We’re thrilled to be the official dealer in the region for Barko,” said David Langley, director of business development and operations for ARDCO Equipment. “Their rugged lineup of forestry and logging machines is a perfect complement to ARDCO’s long-standing reputation as The Off-Road Standard.”
Barko Hydraulics, LLC is part of the Pettibone, LLC Heavy Equipment Group. Founded in 1963, Barko has consistently led the industry with innovative solutions to the forestry, scrap and construction markets, including industrial tractors, crawlers, handlers, loaders, forwarders, chippers and harvesters. For more information, call 715-395
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Hiab, part of Cargotec, has delivered to its customer in Sweden the first LOGLIFT forestry crane equipped with the camera-based HiVisionTM control system. HiVision moves crane operation to the truck cabin. It has four cameras on top of the forestry crane that provide the operator with a realistic 270-degree view. This enables the crane operator to see the working area and operate the crane from the truck cabin using virtual reality goggles.
Hiab’s long-standing customer Ackestens Åkeri AB chose a LOGLIFT forestry crane with HiVision on their new Scania truck. “We have always been eager to try new things in our business,” says Mr. Johan Ackesten, the owner and founder of the company. “We were one of the first companies in this business in our area to buy a cabin-equipped forestry crane in the 1990s. When we saw and tested HiVision last year, it was quite obvious for us to go for this innovative solution. Also, my sons working with me in the company were very eager to acquire the next generation forestry crane”, Mr. Ackesten explains.
The criteria for Ackestens Åkeri buying LOGLIFT forestry crane with HiVision were safety, ergonomics and better economy. “Climbing into the cabin especially in harsh weather conditions can be dangerous. There is no need to do that anymore. Also, our customers in the forest industry appreciate that we can load more timber when we save on the weight of the cabin”, Mr. Ackesten says.
“We are very happy that customers have shown an interest and trust in the HiVision control system. We will continue the close cooperation also in the future in order to gain the customer’s insight for further development”, says Martin Klyver, Sales and Product Business Manager, Hiab.
During the spring Hiab will continue HiVision deliveries in Europe and Japan.
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Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec’s (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com
“We know we need to learn to live with fire. And when we add climate change to the equation, all signs point to urgent shifts in policies and philosophies of fire in our natural and built landscapes,” said Meg Krawchuk, co-author on the report and an assistant professor in the College of...(more)Additional Information: OSU Press ReleaseMeg Krawchuk
European paper industry lodges complaint against unfair Turkish import licensing on EU exports of office paper
CEPI (the Confederation of European Paper Industries) has presented a Trade Barrier Regulation (“TBR”) complaint to the European Commission against the unfair non-automatic import licensing system established by Turkey concerning, inter alia, EU exports of uncoated wood free (“UWF”) paper, which includes office paper, books, envelopes and paper used for direct mail marketing.
Following an inconclusive safeguard investigation on UCWF imports in 2014-2015, Turkey extended in 2016 an existing import licensing system which targeted €150 million of EU exports of UWF paper products.
The Turkish non-automatic import licensing system with regard to UWF paper is based on an arbitrary price threshold and creates a significant and unfair obstacle to EU-Turkey trade. As such, the contested system poses a clear violation of WTO and EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement which the Commission is currently seeking to strengthen.
“The European pulp and paper industry exports more than 20% of its production worldwide. It is essential that the EU ensures with all its trading partners the full respect of free trade and fair competition rules we have in bilateral agreements like with Turkey and at WTO level” say Sylvain Lhôte
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