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Storing up creative talent 22 May, 2018 In its latest project to widen uptake of red oak in Europe, AHEC is working with young furniture designer/makers at the start of their careers. Mike Jeffree reports > read more

Warmth, well-being and wow factor 22 May, 2018 A major and ultra prestigious application in the City of London could really put US red oak on the European map. Mike Jeffree reports

Growing abroad, building at home 22 May, 2018 Growth and development potential for American softwoods is seen in export and domestic markets. Charles Trevor reports

Questions in Québec 20 July, 2016 Timber industry representatives from across North America and globally gathered in Montreal, reports John Park of Canada Wood UK

Tough trucks 21 June, 2016 The Hyster forklift factory is one of Belfast’s industrial success stories. Stephen Powney was there to join the plant’s 35th anniversary celebrations.

Positive trends after tougher year 20 May, 2016 There are early signs that 2016 will be a stronger year for US hardwood exports to the UK and the rest of Europe. Rupert Oliver of Forest Industries Intelligence reports

US visions of European opportunity 20 May, 2016 The American Hardwood Export Council has the time, vision and tenacity to find and develop exciting new futures for US hardwoods in Europe, writes European director David Venables

Southern yellow grows globally 20 May, 2016 Markets worldwide continue to demand strong, high-quality lumber, and US southern pine is suited to a wide variety of applications, writes Charles Trevor, consultant for American Softwoods and Richard Wallace, vice president communications at the Southern Forest Products Association. And back home, the softwood industry is also developing its sales, marketing and technical story

Balancing Act 21 September, 2015 Norvik Timber Industries CEO Sampsa Auvinen was recently appointed president of the European Organisation of the Sawmilling Industry (EOS). Here Mr Auvinen charts recent market developments in the sector and looks at prospects ahead

Not quite so Great Expectations 20 August, 2015 The hardwood trade may have lost some momentum this year, but the outlook remains positive. And it’s unfazed by talk of an EUTR enforcement focus on the sector. Mike Jeffree reports.

Worldview at Global Timber Forum 20 August, 2015 Delegates from around the world gathered to discuss key international wood industry issues
at the second Global Timber Forum summit in China. Mike Jeffree reports

Housing creates room for growth 20 July, 2015 The recovery in new build housing has boosted demand for I-joists. Sally Spencer reports

The rise and rise of LVL 20 July, 2015 New production lines and boosted capacity will result in more LVL on the market in future. Sally Spencer reports.

Ligna Makes Mark 20 June, 2015 Just about every conceivable woodworking machine you could need for timber processing was on display at this year’s Ligna show in Hanover. Stephen Powney reports.

AHEC’s Eco Passports 20 May, 2015 Passports Mike Jeffree asked American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) consultant Rupert Oliver about AHEC’s American Hardwood Environmental Profile (AHEP) – described as a ‘green passport’ for US hardwood exports

Life Cycle Learning Curve 20 May, 2015 A showcase creation in US hardwoods takes two species into new technical territory – and boasts a better carbon profile than an iPhone. Mike Jeffree reports

A New Twist on US Hardwoods 20 May, 2015 Specifiers are demanding ever more convincing, evidence-backed performance and environmental
reasons why they should select materials and products. The American Hardwood Export Council is
determined to provide them. Mike Jeffree reports

Logs to Logarithms 30 April, 2015 Ranging from forest management, to development of new technologies for wood processing, there can’t be many timber companies with a broader perspective than Danzer. Mike Jeffree reports

Ideas for innovation 20 January, 2015 Representatives of the global wood panel industry converged on Hannover to hear market reports and technical papers on research and innovation. Stephen Powney was there to bring this report.

Object Lesson 14 October, 2014 AHEC’s latest project for the London Design Festival has delivered more than anyone could have wished for. Keren Fallwell reports

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