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New stats for merchant sector reveal £6bn+ annual sales 22 January, 2015
Annual general builders merchants sales last year reached in excess of £6bn, according to new figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).
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Russian sanctions lead to mill sale
Monday, January 19, 2015 Russian sawmiller RusForest has sold its Arkhangelsk sawmill and related assets because the ongoing Ukraine crisis and sanctions against Russia has made modernisation impossible.
Lonza revives Arch branding
Monday, January 19, 2015 Lonza Wood Protection will be rebranded globally as Arch Timber Protection following a strategic review of Lonza’s wood protection business.
New group editor at TTJ
Friday, January 16, 2015 Stephen Powney has been appointed as group editor of TTJ and sister magazine Wood Based Panels International (WBPI).
OSB campaign calls time
Friday, January 16, 2015 OSB industry promotional campaign JOSB Done is calling time after nine years of championing the use of the wood based panel.
Grafton boosted by £2.08bn turnover in 2014
Friday, January 16, 2015 Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton has issued a trading update showing a 9.5% rise in revenue fto £2.08bn for the year ended December 31, 2014 (2013: £1.9bn).
UK fencing shipped to Falkland Islands
Friday, January 16, 2015 Fence posts made from North Wales timber are keeping sheep from straying in the far-off Falklands Islands.
UK Timber import growth charted by latest stats
Thursday, January 15, 2015 UK imports of timber and panel products were up by around 18% in the first nine months of 2014, according to the latest figures from the Timber Trade Federation (TTF).
James E Smith invests in Bulmor sideloader fleet
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Timber importing group James E. Smith (Northern) Ltd has taken on a new fleet of sideloader trucks at its Hull operation.
Timber Expo sold to Media 10
Monday, January 12, 2015 The UK’s only dedicated timber sector show Timber Expo has been acquired by Media 10 which plans to incorporate the event within its inaugural UK Construction Week later this year.
New timber terminal opens at Port of Gothenburg
Friday, January 09, 2015 More sawmills throughout the Nordic region can now ship their timber via the Port of Gothenburg.

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