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June 2019


Burning bright
20 June 2019 This piece by Andrew True continues the WTS’s occasional theme of ‘unsung heroes’, whose work in the past has an influence on trade today

It’s good to talk
20 June 2019 This year’s Wood Protection Association annual conference focused on collaboration and communication. Sally Spencer was there

Invest, upgrade and grow
20 June 2019 Kerridge Commercial Systems’ annual conference gave customers an insight into the company’s growth and future product development. Sally Spencer reports

Coastal path
20 June 2019 Border Merchant Systems software is a vital asset in helping Coastal to create new sales opportunities and continue to grow

Taking stock
20 June 2019 Moving to a modern, efficient ERP stock management system need not be daunting and will enhance your customer service, explains Mark Hughes, Epicor’s regional vice-president UK and Ireland

Stress-busting software
20 June 2019 With the launch of its new cloud-based system UT400, Ten-25 Software managing director Ian Oldrey explores how the software a business uses can have a meaningful impact on the well-being and performance of every employee – not just the bottom line

Hidden protection
20 June 2019 Major fit-out products manufacturer Morland is an advocate of fighting against unnecessary plastic encapsulation of intumescent strips on fire doors. Stephen Powney looks at its development of Forever Firecheck

Timber and joinery in top three
20 June 2019 TTJ’s monthly column in partnership with the Builders Merchant Building Index shows timber and joinery sales have performed strongly

Imports up in early 2019
19 June 2019 The latest figures from the TTF reveal that the first two months of the year saw increased volumes of imported solid wood and panel products

Moving on up
17 June 2019 Three finalists from last year’s TTJ Career Development award made a visit to the Irish forest industry recently courtesy of award sponsor Glennon brothers. TTJ’s Stephen Powney went with them

Getting smarter
17 June 2019 Smart Manufacturing is one of several new judged categories in the TTJ Awards this year. Stephen Powney reports

Testing times
17 June 2019 Founder/director at The Joinery Network, Owen Dare, managing director at OT Dare Joinery Consultants, discusses how joinery manufacturers can benefit from selling to newbuild developers and trade installation companies

Improving performance
17 June 2019 A flurry of new best practice guidelines and products have been released which arerelevant to window and door products and their hardware. Stephen Powney reports

CNC music in the mindsphere
17 June 2019 Joinery CNC machining centres are hitting new heights of hi-tech. Mike Jeffree reports

The green shoots of recovery
17 June 2019 Gary Froggatt, timber and joinery category manager at Howarth Timber & Building Supplies looks at what’s to come and how it can be navigated

Every vote counts
17 June 2019 The voting for the TTJ Awards is under way, so now is the time for joinery companies to encourage their customers to vote for them

Quest for growth
17 June 2019 A Hertfordshire joinery specialist on the quest for future expansion after a record year

Gowercroft in £350,000 machine investment
17 June 2019 Strategic growth at Gowercroft has seen a significant expansion of machining capabilities as part of new range aimed at the Passivhaus market

K&D joinery expands Dagenham operation
17 June 2019 East London-based K&D Joinery is reaping the rewards after completing its latest round of investment, reports Stephen Powney

Opportunities knock
17 June 2019 BWF chief executive officer Helen Hewitt says the industry must capitalise on the opportunities that present themselves