Primary processing
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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Timber material
04 June 2021

EUROBOIS 2020 Timber Frame House workshop: reminders of a big success!

In February, 2020, Mac Diffusion, a company specializing in machines and automation for timber construction, ran a full-scale workshop at the centre of the Eurobois exhibition. It was a live opportunity for visitors to discover timber construction equipment, tools, and know-how. Cruard Charpente produced no less than 400 square metres of building boards in the workshop for use on its sites. Project participants relate their recollection of this demanding but uplifting experience.
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Fitting out
28 April 2021

“With the pandemic crisis, we have become more agile”

Coralie Lemire has been running LITO Since 2006. LITO is a 20-person SMB that undertakes fitting-out work in the hotel, cultural, and retail sectors, all of which have felt the full impact of the crisis. Despite this tight context, the company has managed to adapt and invest in new markets. We look back at a forced change, but at the end of the day, a beneficial one.
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Timber material
23 April 2021

The amazing story of Didier Bazard and “Avant-trOu”, launched at Eurobois 2020!

We met Didier Bazard in February, 2020 at the last edition of Eurobois. He was demonstrating his ingenious Avant-trOu product to a host of professionals, joiners, cabinet makers, and other craftsmen, who were all captivated by this patented tool used for drilling screw pilot holes in wood simply, quickly, and accurately. After a tumultuous year the idea has reached its audience, but Didier Bazard is still on the lookout for partners who can distribute his product more widely.
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Timber material
30 March 2021

Liberating energy to adapt forests to climate change!

On 22nd December last, when the forestry-timber constituent of the French government’s economic restart plan was launched, the sector’s stakeholders handed the Minister of Agriculture and Food their roadmap for adapting forestry to climate change. They also signed a commitment with the government whose objective is to combat woodland degeneration and preserve ecosystems threatened by climate change. We take a close look at the sector’s new roadmap.
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