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Injuries reported following silo explosion at James Jones plant
24 April, 2014 A silo explosion at James Jones & Sons’ Forres plant in Scotland has injured three firefirefighters and four members of staff.


Diversity spells dynamism
19 April, 2014 Incoming American Hardwood Export Council chair Jennifer Brand, vice-president international wood products at Bridgewell Resources, told TTJ editor Mike Jeffree that she sees a bright future for a US hardwoods sector based on diversity of species, products, export markets and workforce.
  • Fortis flexes its muscles
    The UK’s newest and largest buyers’ group shared its ethos with members and suppliers at its Timber & Building conference. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Data drives demand
    The market requires ever more information on timber legality, environmental impact and performance. The American Hardwood Export Profile is US hardwoods’ response. Rupert Oliver reports.
  • Adopt an architect
    Building bridges with construction professionals can reap rich rewards for timber, according to AHEC’s David Venables. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Modified momentum
    The market’s light bulb moment for the potential of thermally-modified US hardwood is just around the corner, writes Neil Summers of Timber Dimension, which is working with the American Hardwood Export Council to test and validate the material’s performance.


A call to arms and architects
19 April, 2014 Timber is grabbing headlines, says TTJ editor Mike Jeffree.
  • Wood Awards benefit timber industry
    The Wood Awards are an opportunity for the timber industry to celebrate the best in wood, says Michael Buckley, chairman of the Wood Awards judges.
  • Biomass impacts wood supply
    Biomass demand is exacerbating the current log shortage, says Arvid Nielsen, general manager of John Grimes Sawmills


  • Forests Asia Summit 2014
    05 May 2014 - 06 May 2014 The Forests Asia Summit will involve ministers from across South-east Asia, CEOs, civil society leaders, development experts and the world’s top scientists sharing knowledge on how the region can accelerate the shift toward a green economy by better managing its forests and landscapes.
  • Xylexpo
    13 May 2014 - 17 May 2014