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 West Port recruits Nielsen as operations director http://www.ttjonline.com/news/west-port-recruits-nielsen-as-operations-director-8581843 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/west-port-recruits-nielsen-as-operations-director-8581843 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8581843/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Arvid Nielsen has joined West Port Timber Windows & Doors as operations director. His focus will be on streamlining and improving a variety of processes and systems, which will ultimately deliver benefits to all existing and future customers. Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:04:40 GMT Ryan joins WPA http://www.ttjonline.com/news/ryan-joins-wpa-8581796 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/ryan-joins-wpa-8581796 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8581796/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Neil Ryan has joined the Wood Protection Association (WPA) team in the new role of regulatory affairs adviser. Mr Ryan is an independent consultant (and managing director) at Woodable and as part of his portfolio, he will be working with the WPA and its members in an advisory capacity. Mon, 08 Mar 2021 10:47:06 GMT BMF All Industry Conference moves to November date http://www.ttjonline.com/news/bmf-all-industry-conference-moves-to-november-date-8571668 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/bmf-all-industry-conference-moves-to-november-date-8571668 With national lockdown restrictions scheduled to be lifted on June 21, the Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed a change of date for the 2021 BMF All Industry Conference, which will now be held from November 4-7. Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:39:41 GMT APF 2021 postponed http://www.ttjonline.com/news/apf-2021-postponed-8571665 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/apf-2021-postponed-8571665 Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding Covid-19 and after consultation with sponsors, exhibitors and visitors, the directors of APF 2021 have taken the decision to postpone the event for a further year. The show will now take place from September 22-24, 2022 at the same venue at Ragley Estate. Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:38:32 GMT Vandecasteele sets up UK company http://www.ttjonline.com/news/vandecasteele-sets-up-uk-company-8571073 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/vandecasteele-sets-up-uk-company-8571073 Vandecasteele Houtimport has created a UK registered company to minimise post-Brexit administration and streamline service for customers. Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:04:11 GMT UK economy predicted to return to pre-Covid levels by middle of 2022 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/uk-economy-predicted-to-return-to-pre-covid-levels-by-middle-of-2022-8568105 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/uk-economy-predicted-to-return-to-pre-covid-levels-by-middle-of-2022-8568105 The UK economy is forecast to return to pre-Covid levels by the middle of 2022, with growth of 7.3% next year, according to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak. Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:07:00 GMT National Timber Group expands further with strategic acquisition of Hymor Timber http://www.ttjonline.com/news/national-timber-group-expands-further-with-strategic-acquisition-of-hymor-timber-8563984 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/national-timber-group-expands-further-with-strategic-acquisition-of-hymor-timber-8563984 The National Timber Group (NTG) has acquired Hymor Timber Ltd, a £4.5m annual turnover (2020) timber merchant located in Stoke-on-Trent. Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:51:37 GMT Travis Perkins posts pre-tax loss after year of unprecedented challenges http://www.ttjonline.com/news/travis-perkins-posts-pre-tax-loss-after-year-of-unprecedented-challenges-8560044 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/travis-perkins-posts-pre-tax-loss-after-year-of-unprecedented-challenges-8560044 National merchanting group Travis Perkins (TP) has posted a group pre-tax loss of £7.7m (2019: £180.8m pre-tax profit) for the year ending December 31, 2020 after facing a year of unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 12:18:12 GMT Archwood boss speaks out on Brexit challenges http://www.ttjonline.com/news/archwood-boss-speaks-out-on-brexit-challenges-8559847 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/archwood-boss-speaks-out-on-brexit-challenges-8559847 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8559847/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Josh Burbidge, managing director of the Archwood Group, has spoken out about the pressures companies are facing from long delays and extra costs due to Brexit and urges a more “streamlined” approach to paperwork. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 11:46:51 GMT New small-format AXYZ router has enhanced performance-to-cost capability http://www.ttjonline.com/news/new-small-format-axyz-router-has-enhanced-performance-to-cost-capability-8571653 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/new-small-format-axyz-router-has-enhanced-performance-to-cost-capability-8571653 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/8571653/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>CNC routing/cutting systems supplier, AAG has introduced the new small-format AXYZ Innovator machine. It replaces the Z-Series of machines and provides an enhanced performance-to-cost capability founded on new and improved design characteristics. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 11:37:00 GMT