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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.


Catching economies on the rise
19 April, 2014 There may still be speed bumps ahead, but the US hardwood sector is accelerating along the road back from recession, reports Judd Johnson of Hardwood Market Report.
  • Adopt an architect
    Building bridges with construction professionals can reap rich rewards for timber, according to AHEC’s David Venables. Mike Jeffree reports.
  • Diversity spells dynamism
    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
  • 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