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 TRA launches Ireland group and signs MoU with STA http://www.ttjonline.com/news/tra-launches-ireland-group-and-signs-mou-with-sta-5793671 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/tra-launches-ireland-group-and-signs-mou-with-sta-5793671 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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/strong-first-quarter-for-sdra-5793653 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/strong-first-quarter-for-sdra-5793653 <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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/substantial-growth-recorded-in-chinas-sawn-timber-imports-5791987 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/substantial-growth-recorded-in-chinas-sawn-timber-imports-5791987 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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/flegt-independent-market-monitoring-project-moves-forward-5790458 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/flegt-independent-market-monitoring-project-moves-forward-5790458 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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/eu-plywood-imports-rise-to-near-record-level-5792407 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/eu-plywood-imports-rise-to-near-record-level-5792407 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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/coillte-and-treemetrics-announce-1m-forestry-data-deal-5789443 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/coillte-and-treemetrics-announce-1m-forestry-data-deal-5789443 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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/roy-wakeman-is-new-cti-chairman-5777369 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/roy-wakeman-is-new-cti-chairman-5777369 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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/sussex-council-issues-forklift-safety-plea-following-timber-company-fine-5776885 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/sussex-council-issues-forklift-safety-plea-following-timber-company-fine-5776885 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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/north-west-timber-treatments-acquisition-5773896 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/north-west-timber-treatments-acquisition-5773896 <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 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/funding-secured-for-worlds-first-tricoya-chip-plant-in-hull-5773862 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/funding-secured-for-worlds-first-tricoya-chip-plant-in-hull-5773862 <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