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Confor presses minister in push for sawmill relief payments 19 December, 2014
Confor has briefed forestry minister Dan Rogerson to take up its fight for sawmills to receive relief payments from a proposed scheme for energy intensive industries to offset the indirect cost of renewables.
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Metsä continues cuts as wood sales remain static
Friday, December 19, 2014 Metsä Group is to sell its sawn timber upgrading business in Finland, ending wood impregnation on its domestic market and signalling another round of rationalisation for the global wood business.
Roof truss firms expand to meet demand
Friday, December 19, 2014 Surging demand for roof trusses is attracting new operations looking to take a share in what they see as a fast-recovering market.
£110m CHP to power Stobart Biomass growth
Friday, December 19, 2014 Stobart Biomass is to help build a combined heat and power plant (CHP) on its group site on Merseyside that will require 140,000 tonnes of waste wood a year.
Racking holds key to warehouse project
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 OHRA, the German warehouse rack system specialist, has completed two major contracts including using the racks as a self-supporting structure for a warehouse walls and roof.
Excalibur developed for roundwood incising
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 A roundwood version of the Excalibur incising machine has been developed by Lonza Wood protection and its partner Tweddle Engineering for both machined timber rounds and cundy peels.
Eco-friendly diesel truck
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 A range of eco-friendly diesel forklift trucks has been launched by Doosan Industrial Vehicle (DIV) with five models that have a lifting capacity of 2-3.5 tonnes.
Joinery company gains Control
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 London-based timber and joinery supplier AJ Ferguson & Co says it has improved its sheet cutting services, thanks to the installation of a Striebig Control vertical panel saw.
Davey opens eco-building centre
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey opened the Sustainable Building Solutions Centre at the Lewes branch of Chandlers Building Supplies.
L&G establishes Tilbury hub
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 L&G Forest Products has signed a deal to create a timber hub at the Port of Tilbury bringing together its timber and sheet material distribution.
I-beam floor capacity doubled
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 National Hickman is to double production of I-beam timber floor systems following problems for builders last year in which demand outstripped capacity in the supply chain.

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