Timber Trades Journal Online
A US construction services company which set up a US$150m mass timber (cross laminated timber – CLT) factory in 2019 has filed for bankruptcy.Read more
Devon-based Carpenter Oak has been involved supplying oak for a stunning new memorial to D-Day soldiers who lost their lives in Normandy during World War 2.Read more
Brickability Group plc has announced a £63m takeover agreement of Taylor Maxwell.Read more
James Jones & Sons Ltd, one of the UK’s leading pallet and packaging businesses and owner of pallet collar manufacturer Billington (International) Ltd has announced the acquisition of UK Pallet Collars Ltd.
Metsä Wood launches hybrid sandwich wall element
Metsä Wood and its partners have designed a hybrid sandwich wall element which it says will renew offsite construction, offering “a sustainable way of building”.
Interfor acquires four US sawmills from Georgia-Pacific
Interfor Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement with Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and GP Wood Products LLC to acquire four of its sawmill operations located in Bay Springs, Mississippi, Fayette, Alabama, DeQuincy, Louisiana and Philomath, Oregon. The total purchase price of US$375m, which includes working capital, will be funded entirely from cash on hand.
Carpenter Oak supplies oak for major new D-Day memorial in Normandy
Devon-based Carpenter Oak has been involved supplying oak for a stunning new memorial to D-Day soldiers who lost their lives in Normandy during World War 2.
Scotline launches new ship MV Scot Isles in virtual ceremony
Scotline’s latest ship the MV Scot Isles was launched in a virtual ceremony on June 4 at Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Groningen.
Plywood should be fit for purpose and its credentials should be indelibly marked and legible, but as John Park points out, this is not always the case
Combilift has survived and thrived during the pandemic thanks, in part, to the rise in ecommerce. Sally Spencer reports
FLEGT Communication by design
Pulsing trees and model endangered forest species are just two of the winners of the TTF’s design competition to promote the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative. Mike Jeffree reports
Lockdown cooks up new kitchen recipes
With home working forecast to put down permanent post pandemic roots, the kitchen is expected to become a more multi-purpose space and focus for investment. Mike Jeffree reports
TTJ Awards 25th Anniversary
This year’s TTJ Awards will be the 25th anniversary of the long-running event, writes Stephen Powney
The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
A clear case for treatment clarity
The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant
Industry consolidation here to stay
Consolidation in the UK timber sector has been gathering pace in recent years and as we officially enter spring, it seems to have gone up a notch.
Greenpeace certification report covets headlines not consensus
It must be a burden being part of Greenpeace, being so ineffably right all the time, when everyone else is so unmitigatedly wrong.
Tech immerses customers in sustainable forestry
More than ever, the timber sector needs to communicate the benefits of sustainable forest management – Södra is doing it in virtual 3D, writes sales director Nigel Buckley-Ryan