29 November 2021
“Bois de France” has the wind in its sails !
Buoyed by the “Made in France” initiative and also by the climate challenge, which has given timber a much bigger place in construction and other areas, the Bois de France label is taking off in earnest after its launch in early 2020. More and more businesses are attracted by the label, which sets out to guarantee French origin and production to satisfy an ever more demanding clientele. Here’s our round-up with Jerôme Martinez, manager of the Bois de France label.
19 November 2021
Canopée Challenge, where timber innovates!
The Canopée Challenge (formerly La Canopée contest) is back with new features to help boost this new edition while maintaining the same objective: to promote innovation in the forest & timber sector in order to nurture its competitiveness and discover new talents. The first regional stage of the challenge will take place at Eurobois on 3rd February, 2022, in Lyon. We speak to François Vulser, who created and manages this contest.
20 October 2021
Paul Jarquin, Chairman of FIBOIS¹: “It’s time for timber construction to get ambitious!”
Paul Jarquin, elected to the FIBOIS chair last June, gives us his vision of the timber construction market with only months left until RE2020² is finally implemented. He is in no doubt the whole sector is ready to take up the challenge. Investments are already being made and production tools modernized thanks to the government’s economic restart plan. Now the sector needs to make its trades more attractive. At the core of major environmental, economic, and social issues, timber & woodworking has many assets for attracting young workers looking for direction!
12 October 2021
Upcycling off to a good start with UPER’S
A trend that’s here to stay, encouraged by ecological necessity and by new regulations and the expectations of enlightened consumers, reuse or “upcycling” is bound to see more and more development. The French furniture making confederation l’Ameublement Français has given birth to an original consortium named UPER’S, which is determined to structure and vitalize upcycling in its sector. We talk with the movement’s spokesman, fitter-out Fabrice Poncet.
09 June 2021
The Ducerf Group: a sense of future running through the veins
The Ducerf Group, a specialist in first and second stage conversion of hardwoods, especially high quality oak, is attacking the economic restart with gusto and confidence.
High on the agenda are investment, recruitment, and an optimized work environment, nourished by constant reflection on corporate social and environmental responsibility. We talk with the group’s CEO, Edouard Ducerf.
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