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Storing up creative talent 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
Growing abroad, building at home Growth and development potential for American softwoods is seen in export and domestic markets. Charles Trevor reports
Questions in Québec Timber industry representatives from across North America and globally gathered in Montreal, reports John Park of Canada Wood UK
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
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
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.
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.
AHEC’s Eco Passports 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 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
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 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 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 AHEC’s latest project for the London Design Festival has delivered more than anyone could have wished for. Keren Fallwell reports