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UK joinery trade to converge for BWF Members’ Day 19 May, 2017
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is gearing up for its annual Members’ Day 2017, which this year is themed on ‘Setting out for success in uncertain times’.
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UK timber product imports rise 18% in Jan-Feb
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 UK timber product import volumes increased by 18% in the first two months of 2017 compared to a year ago, according to the Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) latest statistics bulletin.
Arnold Laver backs British timber with GiB licence
Monday, May 15, 2017 Major timber merchant Arnold Laver said its decision to come on board with the Grown in Britain campaign (GiB) is “good timing” considering the current overarching focus on the UK’s place in Europe.
PEFC Stakeholder Day highlights forest impacts
Monday, May 15, 2017 A snapshot of the importance of forest certification and how it affects forests in North America, Asia and Europe will be given at PEFC’s Annual Stakeholder Day on July 4.
London seminar on Brazil timber trade
Monday, May 15, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Embassy of Brazil in London are combining on a seminar to give the timber trade an update on the South American country’s wood products sector.
US predicted to import more wood from Europe
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Increased European lumber exports to the US are being widely predicted this year due to a combination of soaring US lumber prices and Canadian lumber exports being hit with new import tariffs on the American border, says Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
Norbord reports strong demand in Q1
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Panel producer Norbord’s European operations has reported continuing strong demand in Q1, with double-digit demand growth in both the UK and Germany.
Senior changes announced at James Latham
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 James Latham has announced that Peter Latham will be retiring as non-executive chairman of James Latham Plc and will be leaving the business at the company’s AGM on August 23.
Stora Enso’s wood products division sees 34% Q1 earnings growth
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Stora Enso’s wood products division has recorded a 34% improvement in Q1 operational earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) compared to a year ago.
Canada says American lumber duties will hit Canadian timber jobs and US consumers
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Canada has criticised the US government’s decision to impose countervailing duties of up to 24% on Canadian softwood lumber entering the US.
Lathams steps up HPL credentials with major new distribution deal
Monday, April 24, 2017 James Latham has announced an agreement to become a major distributor for Italian high pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturer Abet Laminati.

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