Timber Trades Journal Online


Tangent Furniture assets to go under the hammer
04 August, 2020 Extensive machinery, vehicles and stock of Tangent Furniture Ltd are to be auctioned off by Hilco on August 12.
  • SMARTPLY plant set for €44m upgrade
    Coillte, Ireland’s largest commercial forestry and land solutions company, has approved a €44.4m investment to improve and upgrade MEDITE SMARTPLY’s SMARTPLY OSB plant in County Waterford.
  • Timber 2020 goes online
    The Wood Technology Society (WTS) has announced that Timber 2020 will now be delivered as a virtual conference. This is due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and restrictions on travel and the need for social distancing. The date of the event September 9-10, remains the same.


Helping Hands
05 August, 2020 Software providers have stepped up to the plate during the pandemic. Sally Spencer reports
  • Blended Learning
    Responding to the need for change as our industry gets back to business following the constrictions of lockdown, TFT Woodexperts Ltd has produced its solution for education and training that would normally be held in the classroom
  • Lockdown losses
    The timber sector felt the full force of lockdown in April, with imports down 40% on the same month in 2019


Continued Communication on Carbon Is Key
30 June, 2020 The industry must continue to communicate timber’s role in mitigating climate change, another crisis that could turn the world upside down, writes American Hardwood Export Council European director David Venables
  • Planting plans remain a priority
    To meet UK 2050 climate change targets, support biodiversity, rural livelihoods – and deliver a sustainable timber supply, politicians must be held to their pledges on tree planting, says Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
  • Communication is even more critical in crisis
    Like the rest of the business community, the timber sector is facing unprecedented challenges in the pandemic. It’s key to stay informed and keep communications channels open, says Timber Trade Federation MD Dave Hopkins
  • Sticking together
    Last week was a whirlwind for all companies operating in the building supplies chain, with adjustments due to the government’s announcement of restrictions on certain business operations to slow the spread of coronavirus, writes TTJ editor Stephen Powney.