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Holmen timber profits up despite weaker selling prices
Friday, May 17, 2019 Swedish forest products producer Holmen has reported improved operating profits in Q1 within its wood products division.
Senior appointments at Zest
Friday, May 17, 2019 Timber garden product manufacturer Zest 4 Leisure has announced a number of senior level appointments to broaden capabilities at management level, and an increased investment in training and development to support its future growth.
Pierce joins AVS as MD
Friday, May 17, 2019 AVS Fencing & Landscaping has welcomed new managing director Stewart Pierce.
Hipkins to chair BMF West Midlands
Friday, May 17, 2019 James Hipkins, managing director of Emerys Builders Merchants, is the new chairman of the Builders Merchants’ Federation’s (BMF) West Midlands region. He takes over from Neil Lawrence, chief operating officer Jewson and managing director Local Merchant Group.
Robertson joins IBC Buying Group
Friday, May 17, 2019 The IBC Buying Group has appointed Dave Robertson as commercial director.
Norbord appoints new national sales manager
Friday, May 17, 2019 Norbord has appointed Sanjit Dosanjh as national sales manager for the UK and Ireland. Formerly national product manager and then national sales manager at Kingspan Insulation UK, Mr Dosanjh is well versed in the needs of housebuilders and builders’ merchants.
Timber construction gains further political momentum in Germany
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Germany’s sawmill and timber industries have hailed a “groundbreaking decision” encouraging the greater promotion of wood as a building material in Germany.
Sonae Arauco launches 3D fibreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2019 International wood-based panels manufacturer Sonae Arauco has launched a 3D fibreboard to challenge bendable plywood products.
African hardwood business reports better year
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 International African hardwood focused business Woodbois has posted a big increase in revenue and a cut in its pre-tax losses.
Joinery company fire near Darlington
Monday, May 13, 2019 A joinery company near Darlington was hit by a large fire at the weekend.

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