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Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.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
Neil Donaldson has announced his retirement from James Donaldson & Sons, after 45 years with the business, as he hands over the reins to the sixth generation.Read more
Extensive machinery, vehicles and stock of Tangent Furniture Ltd are to be auctioned off by Hilco on August 12.
TTJ Webinar to update on markets and unveil TTJ Awards shortlists
TTJ’s latest webinar Coming out of Covid: Timber market update will air on Monday August 10 at 2pm UK time and will end with the unveiling of the TTJ Awards 2020 shortlists.
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.
Builders merchants sign up for talent scheme
Companies employing more than 100,000 people signed up to support the Construction Leadership Council’s Talent Retention Scheme when it went live on July 24.
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.
Software providers have stepped up to the plate during the pandemic. Sally Spencer reports
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
The timber sector felt the full force of lockdown in April, with imports down 40% on the same month in 2019
Covid-19 hits merchants’figures
BMBI figures show merchant sales collapsed under Covid-19 lockdown
Something in the air
Andrew True discusses the fine art of air drying timber
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.