Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Think Wood

Julkaistu 20.9.2013
Daryl Patterson shares the process and key insights gained when designing the world's tallest cross-laminated timber apartment building. The building has 10 floors, is 32.17 meters tall and consists of 23 apartments. The Forte` saved 1,451 tons of carbon, by choosing to design with wood over steel or concrete.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

RedStag Timber Sawmill New Zealand USNR technology

RedStag Timber Sawmill Opening HD 23 March 2017. A video that was presented at the opening of their new sawmill line.

It covers the history of the site and where they are gong. Newest Sawmill technology from USNR.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Der Branschentag Holz Köln 2017

Der Branchentag Holz
Bereits 1991 wurde diskutiert, eine Veranstaltung für den Holzhandel und die Holzwirtschaft – Handel, Lieferanten, Hersteller und Dienstleister – und deren Firmeninhaber und leitende Angestellte zu etablieren. 
Dieses Konzept ist sowohl beim Holzhandel als auch bei dessen Lieferanten auf große Resonanz gestoßen. Diese Veranstaltung lebt von dem hochrangigen Publikum und den hochwertigen Ausstellern. 
Der Branchentag bietet Holzhandel und Holzindustrie die Möglichkeit, sich professionell miteinander zu vernetzen.

Monday, July 31, 2017

This is a four hour drive

It might be a better idea to take this location when we move from the Munich area to a new location in Austria.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sales of Russian sawn softwood products

Sales of Russian sawn softwood products to export markets demonstrate strong growth at the beginning of 2017. 

Traditional seasonal decrease of shipments of sawn wood resulting from the long New Year holidays this year had a slight impact on the dynamics of export volumes. 

In January-February 2017, the export volume of sawn softwood products from Russia amounted to 3.6 million m3 (+19% YoY) worth $448 million (+20% YoY).

Significant growth of sales was completely provided by the main consumer of Russian sawn softwood products — China, which in the two months of 2017 increased purchases from Russia by 41% to 2.1 million m3. 

Thus, the share of China in the total sales amount of sawn softwood products from Russia amounted to 58%.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Your Service Team

When you contact your service team, you naturally expect for good customer service.

But what is good? Is it still the same as 30 years ago?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Focus on China 2017

Competition from Chinese imports may have cost some Americans jobs. Economists have found that, of the fall in manufacturing  jobs between 1990 and 2007, one-quarter could be attributed to a surge in imports from China.

What a company such as Apple would have done without low-cost Chinese assembly workers is unknowable. Nevertheless, American shoppers were able to buy cheaper stuff.

Americans were able to buy products to lower prices and this raised consumer's incomes by the equivalent of 13-percentage-point cut in tariffs.

It also helped poor Chinese workers get richer, which should be regarded as a positive development from a global perspective.

Source: The Economist, March 2017

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Terex® Fuchs material handlers

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Dominik Vierkotten, 
General Manager
Terex® Fuchs


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cut-to-length operators learn in the woods on the job

Good harvester - forwarder operators are hard to find, however. Most contractors working cut-to-length processors in the woods learn on the job.

But it’s not something you can learn overnight. George Merrill from Maine, USA, said "it took him a year and a half to get proficient with his first processor".

“It’s just paying attention,” he said.

But it’s paying attention to many things at once. The trail, the stranding trees, working the joysticks, making sure the computer that cuts the logs to length is doing so accurately.

Source: Forests For Maine

Sunday, February 05, 2017

The change of Power

I almost missed the entire party because I was late in the Office figuring out how to send a video footage the next day from our point of observation.

There're these long, winding conversations  over long hallways. You get into the building and it's pretty small and very crowded.

You can't really say much more than your name and where you're from before you hit the door. We also saw that people's names were taped to the doors.

In terms of figuring out who would be in what office, we looked at the floor plan, and we had a plan to put most of those responsible into the right physical location.

For the communications team, especially the team on the spot, you realize that you are going to be working with full access to all material in the newsroom, the transition is going to be smooth.

The briefing-room door is almost always open. It's hard to have a confidential conversation when there is a dozen reporters standing in your office.

Close your eyes and imagine the physical space at the campaign - one giant room. Desks of people collaborating throughout the day.

But ultimately this is a good thing. Dealing with reporters face-to-face will lead to better relationships. You'll better understand each other as human beings.

Some of them know the history. They've been around for quite some time. Has it always been like this? Maybe.