New News information at Timber Trade Journal Online New and updated information from News listed on ttjonline.com http://www.ttjonline.com/ en-us http://www.ttjonline.com/ New News information at Timber Trade Journal Online http://ttjonline.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Latvian mill acquires line from Bergs http://www.ttjonline.com/news/latvian-mill-acquires-line-from-bergs-5931182 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/latvian-mill-acquires-line-from-bergs-5931182 Byko-Lat has acquired a planing line from Bergs Timber’s Myresjö Sawmill which stopped production in the summer. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:45:22 GMT Harrow joiners destroyed in blaze http://www.ttjonline.com/news/harrow-joiners-destroyed-in-blaze-5926672 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/harrow-joiners-destroyed-in-blaze-5926672 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5926672/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>A Harrow joinery company’s two-storey warehouse was destroyed in a blaze which also forced the closure of the adjacent West Coast main railway line last night. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:27:00 GMT New UK construction orders hit lowest levels since Q1 2014 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/new-uk-construction-orders-hit-lowest-levels-since-q1-2014-5922202 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/new-uk-construction-orders-hit-lowest-levels-since-q1-2014-5922202 Newly-published ONS figures show that construction output in July fell by 0.9% and was 0.4% lower compared with one year earlier. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:31:36 GMT Södra to invest in new CLT facility http://www.ttjonline.com/news/sdra-to-invest-in-new-clt-facility-5917528 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/sdra-to-invest-in-new-clt-facility-5917528 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5917528/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Södra is investing in a small facility for cross-laminated timber (CLT) production adjacent to its sawmill at Värö. The plans include a future investment in a larger facility. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:23:00 GMT BSW and Tilhill Forestry announce timber supply chain vertical integration http://www.ttjonline.com/news/bsw-and-tilhill-forestry-announce-timber-supply-chain-vertical-integration-5915478 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/bsw-and-tilhill-forestry-announce-timber-supply-chain-vertical-integration-5915478 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5915478/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The final stage of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group has commenced. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:44:00 GMT Moelven considers Norsälven mill closure http://www.ttjonline.com/news/moelven-considers-norslven-mill-closure-5915465 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/moelven-considers-norslven-mill-closure-5915465 Moelven is considering closing the Norsälven sawmill because of the extensive investment that is necessary at the facility. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:37:00 GMT London mayor urged to adopt offsite housing to meet housing needs http://www.ttjonline.com/news/london-mayor-urged-to-adopt-offsite-housing-to-meet-housing-needs-5915281 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/london-mayor-urged-to-adopt-offsite-housing-to-meet-housing-needs-5915281 London mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to champion offsite manufacturing to help address London’s housing needs. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:22:00 GMT Grafton reports positive first half http://www.ttjonline.com/news/grafton-reports-postive-first-half-5914175 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/grafton-reports-postive-first-half-5914175 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5914175/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Grafton Group plc has reported a 9% increase in revenue to £1.3bn and a recovery in profitability in traditional UK merchanting business in the six months to June 30. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:18:00 GMT Housing minister to speak at BMF day http://www.ttjonline.com/news/housing-minister-to-speak-at-bmf-day-5911333 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/housing-minister-to-speak-at-bmf-day-5911333 UK housing minister Alok Sharma will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members Day in September. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:12:00 GMT Persimmon says UK housing market remains confident http://www.ttjonline.com/news/persimmon-says-uk-housing-market-remains-confident-5908861 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/persimmon-says-uk-housing-market-remains-confident-5908861 UK national housebuilder Persimmon plc has reported a 30% increase in first half pre-tax profits to £457.4m, describing the housing market as remaining “confident”. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:08:00 GMT