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Tough trucks 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 The recovery in new build housing has boosted demand for I-joists. Sally Spencer reports
The rise and rise of LVL New production lines and boosted capacity will result in more LVL on the market in future. Sally Spencer reports.
Ligna Makes Mark 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.