Norske Skog acquires Nature's Flame, leading New Zealand wood pellets producer

Norske Skog acquires Nature's Flame, leading New Zealand wood pellets producer

Norske Skog has acquired Nature's Flame, the market leader for wood pellets in New Zealand, Norske Skog announced. The company has a domestic market share of around 70%.  The initial investment is small, with new production assets acquired at a frac[...]

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HEPACK Druck+Verpackung invested Euro 12 million in overhauling its entire production and logistics operations

Neuenstein-based HEPACK druck+verpackung GmbH has invested around Euro 12 million in overhauling its entire production and logistics operations. The construction work created an additional 5,000 square meters of space and the flow of goods was comple[...]

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GPC second largest log export operation in Australia

The Gladstone Ports Corporation in Queensland now has the second largest log export operation in Australia, processing one shipment per month with a new woodchipping facility. The new log and woodchip is a collaborative effort to salvage timber plant[...]

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Researchers look at machine stability for steep slope harvesting

Steep terrain harvesting can be expensive and have high safety risks. Mechanised ground-based machines are increasingly being used on steeper slopes to decrease harvesting costs and improve safety by removing the manual tasks of tree felling and chok[...]

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Real-time production planning tools for sawmills

Modern day sawmill machine centres collect vast amounts of information about logs, lumber, breakdown solutions, downtime, productivity and more. However, more technology has not made life any simpler for mill managers. In fact, it has become more dif[...]

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Bandit Industries Inc. awarded second NJPA contract in two years

Bandit Industries has announced it has been awardeded an additional contract from the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) contract for Medium Duty and Compact Construction and Maintenance Equipment with Related Attachments, Accessories and Supplies[...]