Timber Trades Journal Online
Newport-based Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another successive year of record growth as it marks its 25th anniversary and announces its first CEO.Read more
Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has announced the acquisition of EDP, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
MTX stands up to Lake District weather
In order to protect hikers, climbers and visitors to the Lake District, Coniston Mountain Rescue has been patrolling the territory for over 70 years. Pivotal to their job is the ability to store lifesaving equipment, such as stretchers, warm clothes and ropes, in the mountainous region, which is why they have constructed their iconic blue boxes throughout the region.
James Jones’ pallets and packaging business expands
James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd has announced the acquisition of one of the UK’s leading pallet collar manufacturers, Billington International Ltd.
New appointments strength BWF Executive Board and Council
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has made new appointments to the BWF Council and its Executive Board.
Grange makes management changes
Fencing and decorative garden structures supplier, Grange, has announced two changes to its UK management team with immediate effect.
Twist is the most significant kind of distortion during kiln-drying of sawn timber, writes Mark Jarvis
Milan machine mart
The Xylexpo woodworking technology fair in Milan during May was again a hot point of innovation. Stephen Powney reports from the show
Combilift turns 20
Multidirectional forklift truck manufacturer Combilift, a stalwart in the timber-handling sector, threw a massive party to celebrate its 20th anniversary and new factory opening. Stephen Powney joined the throng in Monaghan
Norbord’s new £95m OSB line in Inverness is up and running and ready to capitalise on the booming market for the panel product. Keren Fallwell reports
Staircase manufacturer TwoTwenty has seen strong growth on the back of a high emphasis on investment, quality and service. Stephen Powney reports from its factory near Derby
Philip Koomen, director of Philip Koomen Furniture and a visiting senior fellow at the Open University Business School highlights Rycotewood Furniture Centre’s efforts to bridge the gap between industry and education
Global appetite for French timber
A combination of a resurgent home market and export demand is filling the order books of the French timber sector. One key concern, however, is raw material supply, writes French Timber managing director Jean-François Guilbert
Milan and Nantes shows punch weight
Nantes and Milan are key places in the European timber industry calendar this year.
Tightening of fire regulations loom
There has been a lot of talk in the timber industry about the potential knock-on effects of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell fire.
Don’t panic, do get technical
The General Data Protection Regulation and a backlash against business social media use should not trigger a wholesale rethink on marketing strategy, but the Grenfell disaster should prompt a focus on precision of product performance claims, writes Liz Male of Liz Male Consulting.