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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.


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2018-07-05 17:56 | Plants absorb some of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels. But increasing deforestation and other changes in land use will reduce the carbon dioxide absorption capacity of these areas in the future, researchers have found.

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2018-07-05 17:00 | Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.

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2018-07-05 16:30 | Maputo, Mozambique/Lusaka, Zambia, July 2018—Two workshops to raise awareness of illegal wildlife trade and its links to wildlife conservation were held last month to engage the Chinese business community and individuals living in Mozambique and Zambia.

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2018-07-05 14:42 | Researchers show that new conservation restrictions in Madagascar bring very significant costs to local people (representing up to 85 percent of local annual incomes). The researchers estimate that 27,000 people have been negatively impacted by the conservation project.

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2018-07-05 13:14 |

Kodiak Building Partners has acquired substantially all assets of Forest Tek/Overseas Lumber, reports LBM Journal.

Forest Tek/Overseas was founded in 1982 by Allen Wood and Bruce McClenithan of the Florida Keys. Allen and Bruce will continue to run Forest Tek/Overseas, as it joins the LBM division at Kodiak Building Partners under the leadership of Mike and Pat Flood, Co-Presidents of the building materials group.

“Kodiak Building Partners...

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2018-07-05 12:37 |

Pleasant River Lumber of Maine, USA, is the first company in North America to invest in TC continuous kilns from Valutec.

“We visited several Swedish sawmills that were using Valutec products and they exceeded our highest expectations in terms of the details, quality of design and energy efficiency. At the end of the day, it was a very easy decision.

Valutec has a product that will position us at...

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2018-07-05 12:12 |

Canada’s lumber production rose 0.5% from March to 5 924.6 thousand cubic metres of lumber in April. Production was 2.5% higher than in April 2017, reports Statistics Canada.

Sawmills shipped 5 807.0 thousand cubic metres of lumber in April, up 7.7% from March but 1.4% lower than in April 2017.

The post...

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2018-07-05 11:55 |

Brousseau will be responsible for overseeing USNR’s global manufacturing operations. After earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at McGill University, he joined the Forano business in 1994 as a mechanical engineer.

He was later promoted to be Forano’s Engineering Manager, which was the position he held at the time USNR acquired Forano in 2001. For the past 13 years,...

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2018-07-05 11:19 | One year on, and our project to support Myanmar as it reforms its forest sector is gathering pace. This was clear last month, as the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) held its first annual multi-stakeholder coordination meeting. The half-day coordination meeting was attended by a...

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2018-07-05 11:04 |

Van Horn will continue to be responsible for overseeing USNR’s capital machinery projects, but now as a Vice President. This promotion recognizes the critical role he plays within USNR’s management organization.

After studying forestry at Ohio State University and spending four years in the United States Air Force, in 1990 he joined the Hemco business, which was later acquired by USNR.


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2018-07-05 10:27 |

Along with a team of project managers that he will direct, Culpepper will be responsible for managing all turn-key projects for USNR. He comes into this role after more than 32 years at Mid-South Engineering, most recently as Vice President.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1983 from the University of Arkansas. He is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple US states.

Over the course of...

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2018-07-05 08:23 | Jeffrey Williamson | RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests  “If survival is an art, then mangroves are artists of the beautiful,” wrote Annie Dillard while ruminating on what mangrove trees can teach us about human’s fleeting search for meaning. For Dillard it was “[N]ot only that they exist at all – smooth-barked, glossy-leaved, […]

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2018-07-05 01:41 | Overall Metsä Board was ranked in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis across all categories. Source: Timberbiz EcoVadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. The criteria include four themes; the environment, labour practices, sustainable procurement and fair business practices. The methodology and criteria used are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including...

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2018-07-05 01:40 | Building in wood has become increasingly interesting from a climate perspective. Additive manufacturing means potential for near-production that reduces environmental impacts. Source: Timberbiz Now, the WOULDWOOD project is being launched aiming for a new 3D system for sustainable design and manufacturing in the construction and automotive industries. The construction industry is one of the largest waste producers and 50% of the environmental impact comes from manufacturing. At the same time,...

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2018-07-05 01:39 | Ligna 2019 (27 to 31 May) will put the spotlight on three key themes: “Integrated Manufacturing – Customized Solutions”, “Smart Surface Technologies” and “Access to Resources and Technology”. Source: Timberbiz For primary wood industry players, the world’s leading trade fair for machinery, plant and tools for the woodworking and timber processing industry serves as an important platform for dialogue and the latest technologies as well as a gateway to new markets. The same is true of the fair’s...

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2018-07-05 01:38 | B-Doubles will now be able to travel from the South Australian town of Penola directly to Casterton, Victoria, after a road upgrade was officially completed. Source: ATN Funded jointly by the Commonwealth and South Australian governments, the $1.33 million project saw shoulder-sealing works completed along 2.6km of the Penola-Casterton Road from outside Penola all the way to the South Australia-Victorian border, The full length of Penola’s Tower Road, including the Tower Road-Casterton Road...

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2018-07-05 01:36 | Kauri dieback disease has been confirmed in a young tree just 60 metres from the iconic New Zealand Tane Mahuta. Source: Stuff NZ The discovery means the 100% fatal fungal disease could already be well within the spread of the giant tree’s root system in Waipoua Forest, about 45 kilometres north of Dargaville.  Tāne Mahuta – Northland’s ancient and iconic kauri tree is estimated to be between 1250 and 2500 years old. Iwi and its science partners confirmed the infection of the...

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2018-07-05 01:36 | Forestry crews working on Pamu Northland blocks  discovered 23 kiwi in just over a year and earnest efforts are being made by the crews to protect the national icon. Source: New Zealand Herald Forrester Logging Ltd has been contracted by PF Olsen and is working on Kapiro Station, north of Waipapa in Kerikeri. The crews have been working alongside Steve McManus, a contractor with a kiwi dog who do a survey of the area where work will commence. The pair find kiwi, then tag them with a radio ...

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2018-07-05 01:35 | The WA Government with the Forest Products Commission (WA) have released a tender for sandalwood harvesting services. Source: Timberbiz The tender is for the harvesting of wild sandalwood resources. The total amount available to be harvested under this request process will be approximately 250 tonnes per annum. A site visit was held at Quality Inn Railway Hotel & Function Centre, 51 Forrest St, Kalgoorlie. For more information visit https://www.tenders.wa.gov.au/watenders/tender/display/...

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2018-07-05 01:33 | Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. 746 million m3 – Australia’s apparent consumption of sawn softwood for the year-ended April 2018use 134,391 m3 – imports of MDF were up 36.7% over the year-ended April 2018 5,627 m3 – imports of sawn hardwood in April 2018 $138.74 – the average price of Softwood Log exports...


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