Timber Trades Journal Online
Software giant Atlassian is to build a world-beating 40-storey hybrid timber HQ building in Sydney, Australia.Read more
Denmark-based wood impregnation and thermal treatment plant supplier IWT-Moldrup has secured an order to supply a significant wood impregnation plant and material handling equipment with a total value of more than €15m.Read more
Leading timber specialist, James Donaldson & Sons has announced its new senior team, as Andrew Donaldson and Michael Donaldson take over as chief executive officer and chairman respectively.Read more
As part of its continued investment in business development, Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS) has recently promoted business development manager, Adam Morris to general manager.
Stone becomes Deere’s forestry and construction president
The Deere & Co board of directors has elected John Stone to the position of president, worldwide construction and forestry and power systems, effective July 1.
Medite SmartPly reports €207.4m annual turnover
Irish state forestry company Coillte says its Medite SmartPly wood-based panels manufacturing operations recorded a turnover of €207.4m in 2019, compared to €211.3m in 2018.
Coillte delivers strong 2019 results but warns on Covid-19 and timber availability
Irish state forester Coillte has posted strong 2019 financial results but warned that Covid-19, issues with approving felling licences and Brexit are impacting timber availability and economic performance this year.
Swedish fire-retardant wood specialist targets UK
Leading Scandinavian fire-retardant treatment specialist Woodsafe Timber Protection is making moves to establish itself in the UK.
Andrew True discusses the fine art of air drying timber
February 2020 saw the introduction of the new Egger Decorative Collection 2020-22. This was the biggest product launch for the company since 2017, offering the very best decors and textures with a focus on the latest design trends
Garnica builds seventh factory
Leading European plywood manufacturer Garnica has commenced construction work on its seventh factory, in north-central France. Stephen Powney looks at the investment and recent developments at Garnica
Lumin embarks on expansion project
South American plywood manufacturer Uruply SA (Lumin) is about to embark on a US$30m investment in an additional production line. Stephen Powney spoke to Lumin CEO Alvaro Molinari
OSB4 gains market interest
OSB4 is the highest performance OSB board in the market, attracting increased interest in global markets. Stephen Powney talks to several mills producing the board and examines the product benefits and applications
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
Indonesia appreciates legality assurance value
Indonesia’s decision not to drop obligatory export legality assurance is key to combating the illegal timber trade, writes TTF FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
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
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.