Friday, June 07, 2019

You need a clear growth strategy

It takes time to understand the most important drivers of an innovation culture, which include elements such as cohesion between staff, the debate of different ideas and perspectives being encouraged, and failure not being seen as a dirty word.

  • provide your team with time and a budget
  • carve out time for those involved to work on innovation projects
  • unless there is a budget dedicated to it, nothing will happen
  • you first need to have a clear growth strategy 
  • define the territories your business wants to innovate in
  • adopt any number of innovation methodologies to get you to effective customer-focused solutions
  • learn to understand what motivates people to create disruptive products and solutions
Source: Entrepreneur

Sunday, May 05, 2019

US Forest Industry Performance: March 2019

US forest industry performance in February and March was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management.

US housing starts fell unexpectedly in March, coming off a poor performance in February when single-family builds dropped to an 18-month low.

Despite lower mortgage rates, higher wage growth and other economic indicators holding steady, there hasn’t been enough buyer activity to ignite a new wave of housing starts activity in recent months.

Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG in New York says, "It is hard to know what is ailing the home construction industry."

Investment spending has been a clear victim of the uncertainty generated by the trade war since mid-2018, and that continued through the end of 2018.

2019 is getting off to a better start, but there is still so much uncertainty surrounding the trade war that there are certainly downside risks ahead.

Business optimism about the year ahead is now the lowest for two and a half years, posing downside risks to growth in coming months.

Approximately 935,000 of the 1.09 million direct jobs and $47.2 of the $55.4 billion of the direct payroll in forestry-related businesses is attributable to private timberlands.

The total direct, indirect and induced employment effect associated with private timberlands is around 2.5 million jobs and $109.4 billion in annual payroll.

Topics: forest industry news, forest industry trends, US forest industry performance

Source: Forest2Market

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

China imported 40 Mm3 softwood logs 2018

Looking to markets, China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at Chinese ports.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

EOS - European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry | Press - Press Releases - International Softwood Conference: Riga 2018

The 66th International Softwood Conference will be held on 10-12 October 2018 in the largest city in the Baltics – Riga, Latvia.
This year, the ISC will offer two-day pre-tour at 9th and 10th of October as a choice of option with the great opportunity to visit sawmills with local capital and Group sawmill enterprises with international approach, and we would like to stress out forest resource topic by opportunity to visit corporate and governmental Nurseries.
EOS - European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry | Press - Press Releases - International Softwood Conference: Riga 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Digital Nomad? Here's Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain - The Local

While always being on the road can be lonely, one of the great benefits of living and working in Spain is that digital nomads can be surrounded by innovative and inspiring communities of like-minded people all over the country. 

Of course, in Madrid and Barcelona there are tons of entrepreneurial hubs and startup communities but many people find solace in places that take it even a step further. 

For example, if you head to Javea, Spain on the coast, you’ll find coliving spaces like Sun and Cowhich brings in remote workers from over 40 different countries to have unique cultural and professional experiences during their time there.

Digital Nomad? Here's Why Remote Workers Are Flocking To Spain - The Local

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.