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Travis Perkins merchanting chain grows sales 16.6% in Q1 24 April, 2014
Travis Perkins plc has recorded a 16.6% first quarter like-for-like sales growth in its general merchanting division.
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Timber investment company reports losses
Thursday, April 24, 2014 A major timber investment company traded on the London Stock Exchange has reported losses of US$55.4m for the year to December 31, 2013.
LP takeover of Ainsworth still awaiting approval
Thursday, April 24, 2014 OSB giants Louisiana-Pacific (LP) and Ainsworth Lumber Co Ltd have agreed to extend the completion date for LP’s takeover of Ainsworth.
UK's largest timber building opens
Thursday, April 24, 2014 The UK's largest timber building - William Perkin High School in Greenford, West London - has officially opened.
Accoya egg cracks the Big Apple
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Accoya modified wood has been used to create a 2.5ft egg-shaped sculpture for The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt in New York.
EU imports of Chinese hardwood ply fall 4% in 2013
Thursday, April 24, 2014 EU imports of Chinese hardwood plywood fell slightly last year, but the EU Timber Regulation had less of an impact than expected.
SCM Home Event attracts 4,000 visitors
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 More than 4,000 people from 57 countries attended woodworking machinery producer SCM Group’s inaugural “Home Event” in Rimini on April 10-15.
Obituary – Daniel Richmond
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 It is with great sorrow that Prowood announces the tragic and untimely death of Daniel Richmond.
Costs savings spark new sideloader
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Italian sideloader manufacturer Baumann has introduced a range of electric-powered vehicles into the UK market.
Howarth Timber excels in charity efforts
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has raised more than £15,000 in the past year for its charity partner Caudwell Children, helping to provide autism therapy and specialist sensory equipment for disabled youngsters.
John White steps down from TTF
Monday, April 21, 2014 Timber Trade Federation chief executive John White said it had been an “honour and privilege” to lead the organisation, after announcing he was leaving the post after nine years.

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