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TTF sales course delegates provide financial return for their timber employers 30 November, 2020
Delegates completing the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Essential Foundations in Sales Management (EFSM) course have increased sales for their combined respective firms by well over £6m in 2020.
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Woodsafe goes solar
Friday, November 27, 2020 Flame-retardant impregnation company Woodsafe Timber Protection and solar energy company El av Sol Nordic have built Västmanland county’s largest roof-mounted solar power plant at Woodsafe's factory in Sweden. The plant will have a peak output of 500 kilowatts.
CombiKids childrens’ book published
Friday, November 27, 2020 An exciting new children's book has been launched just in time for Christmas. Collaboration between forklift manufacturer Combilift and award-winning Irish author Emer Conlon has resulted in "The Forklifts and their Secret Superpowers”, which depicts the main Combilift products as cartoon characters. Innovation has been a hallmark of Combilift and this has now been extended to capture children's imaginations.
Wood Awards 2020 winners announced
Thursday, November 26, 2020 The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced. The judges have selected six structures and three products that represent the best of British architecture and product design in wood. Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in wood design.
CJ Sheeran acquires Coolrain Sawmills
Monday, November 23, 2020 Ireland’s largest pallet manufacturer and recycler, CJ Sheeran Ltd, has acquired Coolrain Sawmills.
ECI acquired by Leonard Green & Partners
Monday, November 23, 2020 ECI Software Solutions (ECI), a supplier of cloud-based business management software solutions for small and medium sized companies, has announced that Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) will acquire a majority stake in the company from funds advised by Apax Partners and The Carlyle Group. Upon completion of the transaction, funds advised by Apax Partners, which acquired ECI in 2017, will retain a minority stake in ECI. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
West Fraser to acquire Norbord and create global wood products leading group
Thursday, November 19, 2020 West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena.
TIMCON welcomes new ISPM15 measure
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Heat-treated wooden components will be temporarily allowed for the repair of wooden pallets and packaging, increasing options for businesses who want to grow their capacity of ISPM15-compliant wooden packaging material (WPM) before the final Brexit deadline on December 31, 2020.
BMF All Industry Conference 2021 sold out
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 The 2021 Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) All Industry Conference, the first to take place in the UK for almost 30 years, has sold out just eight weeks after its launch.
Made for Manufacturing offers 2021 kickstart
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are being invited to start 2021 with a fully-funded programme aimed at enhancing manufacturing excellence and enabling growth.
Power Sheds wins business award
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Bradford-based Power Sheds was announced winner of the ‘Best New Business’ at the 2020 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, which took place in an online ceremony on November 10.

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