(Watch) International day of Forests video

Forestry South Africa, on their forestryexplained.co.za website, recently loaded a stunning video for International day of Forests 2017, which fell on 21 March. The beautifully made video highlights the positive energy of forests and the fact that wood has throughout the ages been, and continues to be, the world’s most used renewable resource. It goes […]

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Get ready for LIGNA 2017

LIGNA, the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industry, is gearing up for its 2017 season (22 to 26 May) with a new, more visitor-centric layout of themes. The significance of the new layout for the primary timber industry is that the Forestry Technology displays will be located […]

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Gauteng Designers Take Top Spot at the dti Furniture Competition

Gauteng-based furniture designers, Mpumelelo Mfula and Sandile Mhlongo of Playground Creatives, and Siphiwe Masango, a former student at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), were announced winners in their respective categories at the Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti), Furniture Design Competition in Durban. Playground Creatives, who designs and manufactures affordable premium furniture that is […]

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Austria’s leading drill manufacturer Alpen on road to success

ALPEN-MAYKESTAG sets bar high with turnover expected to be increased by 8 per cent in anniversary year of 60 years.   ALPEN-MAYKESTAG, Austria’s leading manufacturer of high quality drilling and cutting tools, has undertaken quite a lot for 2017, the year in which the Salzburg family-owned company celebrates its 60th anniversary. The record turnover of […]

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Evowood’s Estcourt mill remains closed after protracted strike action

Hardboard manufacturer, Evowood (formerly Masonite), has unfortunately had to dismiss 434 workers at its Estcourt mill in the wake of protracted strike action. Louis Marais, the chief executive of Evowood, confirmed that the Labour Court issued an interim court order preventing employees from continuing an illegal strike on Monday 27 February 2017. On Friday 10 […]

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