Timber Trades Journal Online


Kerridge Commercial Systems acquires EDP
14 August, 2018 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.
  • Grange makes management changes
    Fencing and decorative garden structures supplier, Grange, has announced two changes to its UK management team with immediate effect.


How not to be twisted
31 July, 2018 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
  • Sterling work
    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
  • Fast riser
    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


Mind the gap - Philip Koomen
26 July, 2018 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
  • 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.