Timber Trades Journal Online
Norbord’s factory in South Molton is beginning to use drones to help identify and reduce the risk of working at heights.Read more
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has turned from an inward-looking organisation to an outward-facing organisation with a punchy, simple message and voice to help promote members’ businesses.Read more
Walford Timber is celebrating the successful acquisition of timber and fencing supplier G & MB Manning Ltd.
MBO secured at leading UK forestry management firm
The future of Scotland’s largest independent forestry management business has been secured through an MBO.
Scotline launches new ship at Rochester
Around 100 people descended on Scotline’s Medway Terminal at Rochester to see the official launch of the company’s new ship Scot Navigator last Friday.
Kronospan increases sales but gas explosion hit profits last year
UK panel products manufacturer Kronospan’s newly-published accounts show it increased sales for the year ended September 30, 2016 but profits were reduced by a range of factors, including a gas explosion last summer at the Chirk factory.
Norbord to use drones in site maintenance inspections
Norbord’s factory in South Molton is beginning to use drones to help identify and reduce the risk of working at heights.
Situated near the strategic port of Varberg in south Sweden is Derome AB, a multifaceted timber industry business with sawmilling operations right up to timber house manufacturing. Stephen Powney visited the Derome sawmill
Vida growth continues
TTJ’s south Sweden sawmill visits kicked off with a trip to privately-owned group Vida, a Swedish timber producer with significant activity on the UK market. Stephen Powney reports
A Steady Course
Sweden’s timber industry is stable, with domestic and export demand increasing and output set to rise 2-3% this year, reports Swedish Wood director Mikael Eliasson
UK keeps on buying American
The Brexit vote and weak pound have so far failed to dent the UK’s appetite for US hardwoods. Rupert Oliver reports
US softwood goes Global
The overseas marketing focus of the US softwood industry continues, with the southern pine sector especially notable for its export push and success. Richard Wallace, vice president, communications at the Southern Forest Products Association reports
To continue to increase the volume of verified sustainable timber on the market, the industry cannot settle for the certification status quo, says James Latham plc chairman Peter Latham
Technology is all around us and making changes to the way we live.
The transformative power of technology
Investing in the latest IT is no longer a business option, it’s a must. But the benefits can be significant, writes Anagram Systems marketing manager Nick Hardy.
Living in interesting times
For businesses in the British-grown timber industry, the key issue today is how to ensure continuity of wood supply beyond the peak of timber production from domestic forests, which is forecast for around 2030, writes UK Forest Products Association executive director David Sulman
Opening young eyes to the potential of timber
TRADA’s Student Design Competition and University Engagement Programme are not only designed to encourage greater use of timber in the future, but to inspire tomorrow’s architects and engineers to push the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, says TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott