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Truss Fabricator Activity in Japan

The Japan Wood Truss Council (JWTC) held its 11th annual general meeting on June 14th at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo with twenty-nine persons attending. The council is made up of 15 regular and 5 associate member companies that have… more

Take a panoramic 3D tour today!

Check out a panoramic 3D tour that offers a touring experience of 5 wood frame demo projects in China. Tour the “Xiang E Elementary School” “Mianyang Special Education School” “Beichuan Elderly Care… more

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Korea Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Code & Standard Development
1. Development of New KS Treatment Standard:
CWK and CWG (Paul Newman) held a RTD meeting with local treated wood industry and Wood Committee on May 16, 2012 at CWK office to hear from Prof…. more

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China Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Codes & Standards Development (Helen Guo & Haiyan Zhang)
1.     Adoption of Canadian timber products into GB5 system
As the follow-up work of the Hangzhou meeting, Chun and Helen drafted a technical document to… more

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Japan Monthly Manager’s SPF Report, May 2012

Market Development
Web Seminars
One more web seminar was successfully completed on May 8th, with 63 persons logging on to COFI’s virtual web portal site in Japan to participate in the two hour live session or to review the taped… more

Japan Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Beyond the hype of the high yen leading to a hollowing out of corporate Japan, if 2011 corporate earnings are any indicator, Japanese companies are proving to be remarkably resilient. Despite the impacts of the Great Eastern Japan… more

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Pinggu Resort Houses

Ruitao Group, the developer of the “warm” villa project in Pinggu, near Beijing, has finished their first 220 houses in this resort housing project with success. The Chinese customers’ acceptance to this kind of structure has… more

The Russians are Coming

A large delegation from Russia’s Association of Wood Housing toured China on a fact-finding mission in May. The delegation was led by Director General Chernykh Alexandr Grigorievitch
from St Petersburg.
Canada Wood was not able to… more

China Economy, Housing, and Lumber Shipments

China Economy:
A new World Bank report projects GDP growth in China will be 8.2 percent in 2012 and 8.6 percent in 2013. The China Quarterly Update, released 20th of May, says that the prospects for a gradual adjustment of growth remain… more

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Korean Economy, Housing & Lumber Shipments

Economy Update
South Korea’s economic recovery slowed noticeably in April as Europe’s debt crisis and other external sources of uncertainties persisted.Exports fell 4.7% from a year earlier to $46.3 billion and imports dropped… more

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2×4 Component Plant Activity in Japan

The Tokai 2×4 Council reported that for the month of April, twelve of its regular member companies supplied 301 units (40,547 m²) of 2×4 framing packages in the Tokai region (Aichi, Mie, Gifu and Shiga Prefectures) and that… more