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January 2018


A us hardwood window to the World
31 January 2018 The US may already be the world’s biggest hardwood supplier, but AHEC sees exciting opportunities for developing its global market further, industry veteran Dave Bramlage told Mike Jeffree, as he stepped down as AHEC chair

Natural Finish
31 January 2018 It’s unusual for an individual to bring a new product to the wood coatings and finishes market but that is what ‘eco-architect’ Benjamin Robb has done

Top of the Class
31 January 2018 Witley Jones designs manufactures and installs bespoke furniture for schools and educational facilities throughout the world from its UK-based premises in Stourport-on-Severn. It manufactures high quality furniture for all educational establishments, producing extensive ranges of classroom, library, common room and accommodation furniture.

Room for growth
31 January 2018 Gareth Russell, commercial manager of Associated British Ports and trade sector specialist in timber, gives an update on ABP’s timber handling and looks at the issue of Brexit

Winds for change
31 January 2018 2017 was a poor year for retail fencing products, but buoyed by a storm in the first week of January, hopes are for higher sales this year, reports Stephen Powney

Covering all the bases
31 January 2018 The timber sector is hugely important to coatings and finishes manufacturers, who continue to respond to new challenges. Sally Spencer reports

December 2017


Wood fuel debate heats up
29 December 2017 The approaching festive season puts Graham Ormondroyd in the mood to sit by a DEFRA-approved log-burning stove

Golden opportunity
29 December 2017 A social enterprise in west London is making use of waste materials and teaching valuable woodworking skills. Keren Fallwell reports

EU strengthens wood focus
29 December 2017 Timber’s sustainability was a key focus as this year’s FEFPEB congress

Prize Projects
29 December 2017 The winning projects in this year’s Wood Awards illustrate timber’s versatility and aesthetics for structural, interior and exterior applications

Points Make Prizes
29 December 2017 Cheshire Mouldings is looking to fully harness the power of e-commerce while delivering customer benefits, reports Stephen Powney

From short runs to the shard
29 December 2017 UWP attributes the success of its mouldings business to diversity of product and flexibility of service. Mike Jeffree reports

W Howard adds Production Line
29 December 2017 MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard has been investing at its Kildare operation and also plans to grow its KOTA fully-finished range in 2018 – the company’s 60th anniversary year. Stephen Powney reports

Driving towards industry 4.0
29 December 2017 For the smart warehouse Hubtex’s HIT3 information terminal delivers the smart sideloader

Combilift builds for growth
29 December 2017 Combilift’s massive new manufacturing site underlines how far it’s come in 20 years. And the timber sector played a key role in its development. Liz Townsend reports

Forklift Flexibility
29 December 2017 Brookridge Timber has added a Palfinger truck-mounted forklift to boost its delivery options to customers across the south-west of England

Timber challenges materials handling
29 December 2017 As handling requirements in the timber industry become ever more varied, David Reeve, industry solutions manager for Hyster Europe, explains why the right equipment and attachments are vital for efficient operations

Globalisation, branding and building the future
29 December 2017 Hardwood trade representatives from across the globe converged on Venice for the International Hardwood Conference, reports Mike Jeffree

Train gain
29 December 2017 TFT Woodexperts has a new southern venue for its wood science courses; the Timber Trade Federation has kicked off its Skills Development Programme; and Travis Perkins used Silverstone for a recent training day

November 2017


Artistic differences
22 November 2017 Panel processors are coming up with ever more innovative ideas to enhance the structural anddecorative properties of wood-based boards. Added value is the key, reports Robin Meade