New News information at Timber Trade Journal Online New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Timber Trade Journal Online TRA launches Ireland group and signs MoU with STA The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has announced a number of new initiatives including a new Ireland group and a memorandum of understanding with the Structural Timber Association (STA) to reinforce the close working relationship between the two bodies. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:01:24 GMT Strong first quarter for Södra <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5793653/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Södra’s wood division recorded a big performance improvement in Q1, posting an operating profit of SKr3m (Q1 2016: SKr-93m) for the period. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:05:00 GMT Substantial growth recorded in China’s sawn timber imports Data from China’s customs authorities shows substantial growth in sawn timber imports in 2016, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:02:44 GMT FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward The International Tropical Timber Organisation has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Independent Market Monitoring programme effective April 1, 2017. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:44:22 GMT EU plywood imports rise to near record level EU imports of plywood increased by 8% to 4.13 million m3 in 2016, the second highest level ever recorded, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:42:00 GMT Coillte and Treemetrics announce €1m forestry data deal Irish state forester Coillte and Treemetrics have announced a major €1m million agreement to roll out a pioneering real-time satellite communications and data-analytics platform for forestry harvest control. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:47:09 GMT Roy Wakeman is new CTI chairman Roy Wakeman OBE has been appointed new chairman of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI). Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:24:00 GMT Sussex council issues forklift safety plea following timber company fine Firms have been urged to review fork lift truck safety by Chichester District Council after Covers Timber and Builders Merchants was fined £120,000 for breaching health and safety regulations. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:20:21 GMT North West Timber Treatments acquisition <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5773896/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>A £10m turnover timber supplies business with four North West depots has been acquired by one of its directors in a multi-million-pound deal. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:53:00 GMT Funding secured for world’s first Tricoya chip plant in Hull <img height='60px' width='60px' src= '/Uploads/NewsArticle/5773862/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has secured €68m funding to build, operate and finance the world’s first Tricoya modified wood chip manufacturing plant in Hull. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMT