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Grown in Britain week launches with ministerial backing 14 October, 2014
The second annual Grown in Britain week kicked off in grand style yesterday with the secretary of state for the environment visiting a major housing project using home-grown timber in the morning and two government ministers speaking at the launch event at the House of Lords in the afternoon.
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Grown in Britain set for second campaign week
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Grown in Britain Week gets under way on Monday with a series of events to mark the first year of the campaign to boost home-grown wood products and create a wood culture in the UK.
PEFC Italy gets tough on crime
Thursday, October 09, 2014 PEFC Italy has joined three other organisations to launch a project aimed at preventing criminal organisations infiltrating the EU market.
Timber buying group adds first members
Thursday, October 09, 2014 The Timber Buying Group (TBG) has signed up its first members and two more suppliers after what it described as a “very positive” launch to the trade.
Demand soars for structural timber
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 The structural timber sector has seen a record number of orders during the last year, with some businesses’ workloads increasing by 100%.
Timber boosts Estonia's industrial production
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Estonia’s timber industry made a significant contribution to the 3% growth in the country’s industrial production in August.
Timber company employees convicted of illegal timber exports
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Three directors and an employee of an Australian wholesale timber and flooring company have been convicted of illegally exporting timber.
Timber expertise gets 72-hour exposure
Monday, October 06, 2014 Technical support for contractors, architects and specifiers interested in the latest joinery trends and innovations is on offer at this week’s Timber Expo and W14 shows, both running at the NEC until October 8.
Industry urged to broadcast Wood for Good Build with Carbon videos
Monday, October 06, 2014 The Wood for Good marketing campaign is urging companies across the timber industry to embed its new videos, highlighting the carbon benefits of using and building with wood, into their own websites.
Interim chief begins work at TTF
Monday, October 06, 2014 David Lennan has begun work as interim chief executive of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) as it and British Woodworking Federation (BWF) tackle the setting up of a joint company to bridge the two organisations.
Machinery sales revive
Monday, October 06, 2014 The value of the European woodworking machinery and tool industry fell by 7.5% in 2013, however, latest figures from Italy show a strong revival in orders as the economy in Europe improves.

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