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1978 in Sao Paulo

Seminar Selling is a good idea. I was preparing my presentation in a corner office situated on the thirtieth floor of a modern building in the centre of Sao Paulo. Outside the windows one could see the city highway. We spent the weekend at a country club overlooking the city. It was sunny, it was warm and I did…

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Added by KK-Net on May 15, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

The use of wood is gaining popularity

The use of timber in construction projects is slowly gaining popularity around the world, including a Swedish complex being built entirely of the material.

The use of…

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Added by KK-Net on May 10, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Business Finland

Tekes and Finpro, the Finnish trade promotion organisation, will be merged into a new organisation with the working title Business Finland.

Business Finland will gather all services related to innovation funding and to the promotion of exports, investments and travel under one roof. About 600…

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Added by KK-Net on April 18, 2017 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Unloading truck in France

This picture was taken 20 years ago at the biggest sawmill in France.

Added by KK-Net on April 17, 2017 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Truckloads of wood on a daily basis

Short story. Log-yard France. I don’t see how it could have happened, perhaps one of them failed or somehow maintenance overlooked it. At that time a better communication couldn't be originated from within the station. The forest was still quite dumb. Mobile phones were not that common. Long delays of information flow…

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Added by KK-Net on April 11, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments

You can stay updated about what happens at the sawmill

With a modern Nordic Intra-logistics system the mill operators stay up to date on what's happening at the sawmill. The functional segments are seamlessly interacting with each other and providing guidelines, command and control signals / messages for optimal use of resources and…

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Added by KK-Net on April 8, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Productivity of log-yard operations

Effective log-handling at a large Finnish sawmill 

Added by KK-Net on April 4, 2017 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Keitele Timber Kemijarvi Sawmill

Nordautomation Subtitles EN from Nordautomation on Vimeo.

Added by KK-Net on February 27, 2017 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Visual Thinking

Bienvenidos a Visual Thinking

Somos un estudio de comunicación visual especializado en potenciar la eficacia y el atractivo de las estrategias de comunicación corporativas…

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Added by KK-Net on February 23, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Waiting for Summertimes

We still have plenty of snow. There's ice on the lake. This picture takes me back ten years in…

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Added by KK-Net on February 4, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Value creation from bio-products

A novel bio-products mill in Paltamo is based upon a groundbreaking technology and sound sustaninable forest resources.

Kaicell has been carefully proportioned to fit the sustainable wood supply of the immediate region. This means a continuation of forest thinnings, small diameter logs and sawmill chips…

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Added by KK-Net on November 22, 2016 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Forest Industries are significant in Nordic Countries

In Sweden, Finland and to an extent Norway, much of the land area is forested, the pulp and paper industry is one of the most significant industrial sectors.

Chemical pulping produces an excess of energy, since the organic matter in black liquor, mostly lignin and hemicellulose breakdown…

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Added by KK-Net on November 20, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Ferdinand Braun 1996

Can you imagine, this is 20 years ago. We were pushing forward the idea of "Fast Fresh Flow". The technology is now much more affordable but the basic idea is just as valid.

We did speak about the same things a few years later in…

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Added by KK-Net on October 18, 2016 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Air Seal Debarker Valon Kone Oy

Krylbo Sawmill, Sweden

Added by KK-Net on September 7, 2016 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

Holzmesse

Raute Corporation has received an order worth around Euro 17.5 million for Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) equipment from Steico Społka z o.o., the Polish subsidiary of the leading German timber construction systems and wood fiber insulation manufacturer Steico SE.

The ordered equipment will be Steico's second LVL line delivered to Steico's LVL mill in Czarna Woda, Poland, comprising: veneer drying line, dry veneer grading, composing and scarfing lines as well as LVL lay-up line,…

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Added by KK-Net on September 4, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Forecasting Housing Starts in USA

Forecasting housing starts in USA has been elusive, but it is critically important as new residential construction represents one of the largest consumption segments for lumber and panels.

For those that use housing forecasts in their business plans, using the consensus forecasts in 2014 of…

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Added by KK-Net on September 2, 2016 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Expertise in Plywood and LVL Technology

Less than a year ago, 18.11.2015, The CEO Tapani Kiiski of Raute said the global economy and market situation in their operating environment had, as a whole, taken a slightly more uncertain direction over the past few months. This trend, together with the timing of customers’ investment plans, led to a low order intake in the third quarter. He did not, however, consider a low order intake in one quarter to be a cause for concern.…

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Added by KK-Net on August 20, 2016 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics 2016

The Summer Olympics 2016, and commonly known as Rio 2016, is a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

I'm not saying we don't have fun watching the games. Brazil organized the soccer World Championship a…

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Added by KK-Net on July 26, 2016 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Trash-aesthetics and the lightness of performing

I am perpetually haunted by the question of re-inventing my writing and blogging style, of what I can do online, or what my online presence and social media activism is capable of.

Everything that happens online can be expressed in verbs: blogging, posting, socializing,…

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Added by KK-Net on July 13, 2016 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Kajaani 2020 Reality Show

The K2020 story is a fusion of real and  imagined events. The initial phase takes place in the mid-70s, a time when the desktop / personal computer was waiting for a break-through.

Kajaani has been chosen as the operating environment, but the plot will take the readers to many other places around the…

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Added by KK-Net on June 18, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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