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 Arnold Laver opens door making facility in Thornaby http://www.ttjonline.com/news/arnold-laver-opens-door-making-facility-in-thornaby-7742229 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/arnold-laver-opens-door-making-facility-in-thornaby-7742229 Arnold Laver, part of The National Timber Group, has started the integration of its latest production facility, located in Thornaby, near Stockton-on-Tees. The business will form part of its new Intelligent Door Solutions Division. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:19:17 GMT Wood manufacturers adopt new digital technologies as part of the Made Smarter initiative http://www.ttjonline.com/news/wood-manufacturers-adopt-new-digital-technologies-as-part-of-the-made-smarter-initiative-7741937 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/wood-manufacturers-adopt-new-digital-technologies-as-part-of-the-made-smarter-initiative-7741937 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7741937/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>James Tanner Joinery, based in Kendal, Basically Trade in Burnley, S.W. Watson & Son in Preston, and W Howard Group, based in Astley, are the latest small and medium sized manufacturers who have secured funding through the Made Smarter programme. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:33:58 GMT Laidlaw Limited goes into administration http://www.ttjonline.com/news/laidlaw-limited-goes-into-administration-7740889 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/laidlaw-limited-goes-into-administration-7740889 Duff & Phelps Ltd were appointed Joint Administrators of Laidlaw Limited on 17 January 2020, the company was then closed with all 61 staff across four locations being made redundant. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:26:49 GMT Finland’s Spinnova set to transform the textile industry with wood-based fibre http://www.ttjonline.com/news/finnishs-spinnova-set-to-transform-the-textile-industry-with-wood-based-fibres-7740880 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/finnishs-spinnova-set-to-transform-the-textile-industry-with-wood-based-fibres-7740880 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7740880/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>In central Finland the startup company Spinnova is thought to be the only company in the world that manufactures wood-based textile fibres completely free of chemicals. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:47:00 GMT Government to consult on extending ban on combustible materials to buildings under 18m http://www.ttjonline.com/news/government-to-consult-on-extending-ban-on-combustible-materials-to-buildings-under-18m-7697726 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/government-to-consult-on-extending-ban-on-combustible-materials-to-buildings-under-18m-7697726 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7697726/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>New measures to improve building safety standards announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick include a consultation process to evaluate banning combustible materials ‘in and on’ exterior walls lower than the previous 18m threshold. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:21:00 GMT Profits rise and turnover exceeds £225m for Howarth Timber Group http://www.ttjonline.com/news/profits-rise-and-turnover-exceeds-225m-for-howarth-timber-group-7669477 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/profits-rise-and-turnover-exceeds-225m-for-howarth-timber-group-7669477 Howarth Timber Group have declared a turnover of £225m in a year of "stabilising and futureproofing" with further growth for 2020 expected following previous significant investments. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:11:13 GMT New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) announces Hereford based Oakwrights winner of design competition http://www.ttjonline.com/news/new-model-institute-for-technology-and-engineering-nmite-announces-hereford-based-oakwrights-winner-of-design-competition--7654445 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/new-model-institute-for-technology-and-engineering-nmite-announces-hereford-based-oakwrights-winner-of-design-competition--7654445 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/7654445/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Oakwrights will create the designs for three new NMITE buildings on the Skylon site: The Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT); The Centre for Automated Manufacture (CAM); Centre for Future Skills (CFS). Fri, 24 Jan 2020 07:02:32 GMT Corrupt Indonesian timber company boss jailed for five years and fined more than $180,000 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/corrupt-indonesian-timber-company-boss-jailed-for-five-years-and-fined-more-than-180000-7631725 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/corrupt-indonesian-timber-company-boss-jailed-for-five-years-and-fined-more-than-180000-7631725 A high court in Indonesia has upheld the conviction, jail term and fine of a corrupt timber trader. The relatively severe punishment is the first of its kind in the Indonesia timber sector. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:58:52 GMT Italy's Scm Group confirms its financial stability and rewards innovation http://www.ttjonline.com/news/italys-scm-group-confirms-its-financial-stability-and-rewards-innovation-7622162 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/italys-scm-group-confirms-its-financial-stability-and-rewards-innovation-7622162 Scm Group ended 2019 with a turnover in excess of €700m, in line with 2018's record figures and on budget for the year. It was also in line with orders thanks mainly to the upward swing in the last few months. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:44:00 GMT Skilled wood-tradesmen are the most sought after workers in the UK construction industry. http://www.ttjonline.com/news/skilled-wood-tradesmen-are-the-most-sought-after-workers-in-the-uk-construction-industry-7621618 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/skilled-wood-tradesmen-are-the-most-sought-after-workers-in-the-uk-construction-industry-7621618 When it comes to employers looking to fill vacant positions, it is clearly more advantageous to be trained in some jobs than others. According to Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Construction Skills Network report, the top 15 in-demand manual labour jobs and corresponding annual recruitment requirements (ARR) have been identified. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:06:00 GMT