New News information at Timber Trade Journal Online New and updated information from News listed on http://www.ttjonline.com http://www.ttjonline.com/ en-us http://www.ttjonline.com/ New News information at Timber Trade Journal Online http://http//www.ttjonline.com/content/images/logo_big.gif TTF sales course delegates provide financial return for their timber employers http://www.ttjonline.com/news/ttf-sales-course-delegates-provide-financial-return-for-their-timber-employers-8385311 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/ttf-sales-course-delegates-provide-financial-return-for-their-timber-employers-8385311 Delegates completing the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Essential Foundations in Sales Management (EFSM) course have increased sales for their combined respective firms by well over £6m in 2020. Mon, 30 Nov 2020 16:00:36 GMT Woodsafe goes solar http://www.ttjonline.com/news/woodsafe-goes-solar-8382067 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/woodsafe-goes-solar-8382067 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8382067/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Flame-retardant impregnation company Woodsafe Timber Protection and solar energy company El av Sol Nordic have built Västmanland county’s largest roof-mounted solar power plant at Woodsafe's factory in Sweden. The plant will have a peak output of 500 kilowatts. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:35:44 GMT CombiKids childrens’ book published http://www.ttjonline.com/news/combikids-childrens-book-published-8382057 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/combikids-childrens-book-published-8382057 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8382057/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>An exciting new children's book has been launched just in time for Christmas. Collaboration between forklift manufacturer Combilift and award-winning Irish author Emer Conlon has resulted in "The Forklifts and their Secret Superpowers”, which depicts the main Combilift products as cartoon characters. Innovation has been a hallmark of Combilift and this has now been extended to capture children's imaginations. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 06:25:32 GMT Wood Awards 2020 winners announced http://www.ttjonline.com/news/wood-awards-2020-winners-announced-8380224 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/wood-awards-2020-winners-announced-8380224 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8380224/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced. The judges have selected six structures and three products that represent the best of British architecture and product design in wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in wood design. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 07:29:26 GMT CJ Sheeran acquires Coolrain Sawmills http://www.ttjonline.com/news/cj-sheeran-acquires-coolrain-sawmills-8374186 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/cj-sheeran-acquires-coolrain-sawmills-8374186 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8374186/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Ireland’s largest pallet manufacturer and recycler, CJ Sheeran Ltd, has acquired Coolrain Sawmills. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:15:02 GMT ECI acquired by Leonard Green & Partners http://www.ttjonline.com/news/eci-acquired-by-leonard-green-partners-8374183 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/eci-acquired-by-leonard-green-partners-8374183 ECI Software Solutions (ECI), a supplier of cloud-based business management software solutions for small and medium sized companies, has announced that Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) will acquire a majority stake in the company from funds advised by Apax Partners and The Carlyle Group. Upon completion of the transaction, funds advised by Apax Partners, which acquired ECI in 2017, will retain a minority stake in ECI. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:11:30 GMT West Fraser to acquire Norbord and create global wood products leading group http://www.ttjonline.com/news/west-fraser-to-acquire-norbord-and-create-global-wood-products-leading-group-8370416 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/west-fraser-to-acquire-norbord-and-create-global-wood-products-leading-group-8370416 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8370416/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 17:19:00 GMT TIMCON welcomes new ISPM15 measure http://www.ttjonline.com/news/timcon-welcomes-new-ispm15-measure-8369495 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/timcon-welcomes-new-ispm15-measure-8369495 Heat-treated wooden components will be temporarily allowed for the repair of wooden pallets and packaging, increasing options for businesses who want to grow their capacity of ISPM15-compliant wooden packaging material (WPM) before the final Brexit deadline on December 31, 2020. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:11:52 GMT BMF All Industry Conference 2021 sold out http://www.ttjonline.com/news/bmf-all-industry-conference-2021-sold-out-8367038 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/bmf-all-industry-conference-2021-sold-out-8367038 The 2021 Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) All Industry Conference, the first to take place in the UK for almost 30 years, has sold out just eight weeks after its launch. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:15:14 GMT Made for Manufacturing offers 2021 kickstart http://www.ttjonline.com/news/made-for-manufacturing-offers-2021-kickstart-8367033 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/made-for-manufacturing-offers-2021-kickstart-8367033 Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are being invited to start 2021 with a fully-funded programme aimed at enhancing manufacturing excellence and enabling growth. Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:12:49 GMT