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Local News

ITC-SA reverses dormancy resolution
28, Oct 2019

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) reverses its resolution of dormancy following overwhelming feedback from various quarters of the structural timber industry, the full spectrum of its membership.


BLM Group: turning your tube-bending and end-forming into a production pipeline
10, Oct 2019

Conventional production-line steel processing dictates that one part is made at a time. Parts are processed sequentially and eventually become part of a larger whole. However, it has been shown that this system...


Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) prepares to enter dormancy
07, Oct 2019

Established more than 45 years ago to help formalise and advance the timber roof construction industry and protect its consumers, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa's...

International News

Sawmill profit margins have fallen substantially in North America in 2019
23, Oct 2019
Costs for sawlogs declined in most major regions around the world in the first half of 2019. However, lumber prices have fallen faster in key markets resulting in lower profits for sawmills, particularly in British Columbia.

Softwood lumber trade was up 5% in the first half of 2019 on a worldwide basis
23, Oct 2019

Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global softwood lumber trade was up just over five percent year-over-year.


China trade war triggers closings, layoffs at US hardwood lumber mills
22, Oct 2019

It is hard times for the U.S. hardwood lumber industry. The trade war with China has caused a steep drop in U.S. exports of the product, and now the industry is cutting jobs. China used to account for about half of all...

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