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A collection of stories and articles about Wood-Mizer sawmills in use around the world, new business ideas, and available market niches in the wood industry

AFRICA

  • South Africa, AFRICA
CRS Timber Products gain extra traction with a series of mill upgrades to boost efficiency and drive product diversification. CRS Timber Products’ Brondal-based mill lies tucked-up in one of the many valleys that crisscross the area northwest ...
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  • AFRICA
The launch of the Wood-Mizer corporate magazine in Africa will continue growing Wood-Mizer’s effectiveness in reaching and educating the African forestry and sawmilling industries. From a small representative office located in South Africa, ...
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  • ASIA, AFRICA
How the new European Union Timber Regulation will affect everyone involved in the supply chain of exporting & importing timber to the EU, and how it is dealing a serious blow to illegal logging. Illegal logging has a devastating effect on local ...
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  • South Africa, AFRICA, Kenya
The initial cut that squares and prepares the log for downstream processing is the heartbeat of the sawmilling process. A common requirement in many timber production lines is the efficient removal of two sides of a log or cant in one pass. ...
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  • South Africa, AFRICA
Most farms have woodlots that have been planted or are feral or have resulted from subdivisions or have sprung up over obstacles that prevent the farmer from using the land. Wetlands or riparian zonesmight also have primed their growth andso too ...
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  • AFRICA
Wood-Mizer, the global leader in narrow band sawmill technology since 1982, has announced the formation of an African Operations division that will coordinate future sales and service efforts on the continent as a part of its ongoing strategic ...
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  • Ethiopia, AFRICA
Despite its 4000-year old history, famine and drought have clouded opinion on Ethiopia, its timber processing heritage another obscure fact. Wood-Mizer Africa’s Robert Moxham uncovers a bustling Ethiopia where timber is a key trading commodity. ...
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  • AFRICA
With effect from June 1, sawmill and bandsaw blade manufacturer Wood-Mizer is providing a new level of support to the African sawmilling industry by establishing a fully owned subsidiary company. Located in Johannesburg, the operation is headed by ...
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  • AFRICA, Ghana
A semi-industrial, thin-kerf band sawmill saws a big denya log into saleable boards. More Ghanaian timber processing set-ups are turning to the thin kerf technique of sawing. Operators explain this with the ability of the sawmills incorporating the ...
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  • AFRICA, Ghana
A technique of harvesting and processing Ghana's teak and other valuable hardwoods economically and with less affect on her forests is expected to enjoy a revival in the country. Relatively small band sawmills which incorporate a thin kerf ...
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  • Congo, AFRICA
Simba Parquet sprl in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has boosted parquet manufacturing since it switched to sawing its own timber rather than buying it in ready sawn. Established in 2003, the company now produces 6 000 ...
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