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August 12th, 2011

First CLT manufacturing in southern hemisphere

A NZ$7 million factory producing cross-laminated timber panels is to be established at Tahunanui, Nelson, with its backers saying it provides a ready-made solution for the rebuilding of Christchurch. The first of its kind in the southern hemisphere and 18 months in the planning, the factory is expected to start production in January 2012 and employ 15, mostly local people.

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Feb 14, 2011

Koryazhma Forestry Branch of Ilim Group Receives New Equipment

St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb 14, 2011 - In 2010, Ilim Group invested USD 19 million to purchase advanced harvesting and auxiliary equipment for the Company’s Forestry Branch in Koryazhma. The amount of investments is more than 10 times greater than in 2009.

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November 17, 2010

Finnish machinery contractors are angry at UPM's downtime

Finnish newspapers report that the machinery contractors association is angered over the sudden shutdown by forestry company UPM.

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March 27, 2010

US company awarded US$15 million Amalia Falls road project

U.S. company Synergy Holdings has been awarded a US$15 million project to build roads and bridges necessary for the start-up of the Amalia Falls Hydro project, Head of the Privatisation Unit, Winston Brassington, confirmed last evening.
President Bharrat Jagdeo announced the award of the contract at his office yesterday, noting that efforts are being made to conclude the financial arrangements for the Hydro project.
The Inter-American Development Bank and the China Development Bank have agreed to finance the US$450 million project.

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December 3, 2009

Failed audits, destruction of intact forests: Report reveals AbibitiBowater's miserable logging record in Ontario

A new Greenpeace report shows, that despite receiving advice to not extend the company's licence, the Ontario government allowed AbitibiBowater to clearcut thousands of hectares of vital woodland caribou habitat in northwestern Ontario, increa

Horse logging/Pferderückung

Prince Edward's Provinzregierung (Kanada) erlaubt jedermann die Holznutzung mit Pferden...

Montag, 20.4.2009: Totholz und minderwertige Holzsortimente gehören demjenigen, der das Holz mit Pferden aus dem Wald bringt. Er muss weder für das Holz noch für eine Holznutzungslizenz bezahlen. Ein interessanter Ansatz um Pferderückung in das Blickfeld der Öffentlichkeit zu rücken...

Government offer leads to horse logging comeback

Monday, 20th of April 2009: More forests on P.E.I. are being logged with the help of horses this year following an offer of free firewood.

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by Dr. Radut