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Latvian mill acquires line from Bergs 21 September, 2017
Byko-Lat has acquired a planing line from Bergs Timber’s Myresjö Sawmill which stopped production in the summer.
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Harrow joiners destroyed in blaze
Friday, September 15, 2017 A Harrow joinery company’s two-storey warehouse was destroyed in a blaze which also forced the closure of the adjacent West Coast main railway line last night.
New UK construction orders hit lowest levels since Q1 2014
Monday, September 11, 2017 Newly-published ONS figures show that construction output in July fell by 0.9% and was 0.4% lower compared with one year earlier.
Södra to invest in new CLT facility
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Södra is investing in a small facility for cross-laminated timber (CLT) production adjacent to its sawmill at Värö. The plans include a future investment in a larger facility.
BSW and Tilhill Forestry announce timber supply chain vertical integration
Friday, September 01, 2017 The final stage of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group has commenced.
Moelven considers Norsälven mill closure
Friday, September 01, 2017 Moelven is considering closing the Norsälven sawmill because of the extensive investment that is necessary at the facility.
London mayor urged to adopt offsite housing to meet housing needs
Friday, September 01, 2017 London mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to champion offsite manufacturing to help address London’s housing needs.
Grafton reports positive first half
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Grafton Group plc has reported a 9% increase in revenue to £1.3bn and a recovery in profitability in traditional UK merchanting business in the six months to June 30.
Housing minister to speak at BMF day
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 UK housing minister Alok Sharma will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members Day in September.
Persimmon says UK housing market remains confident
Thursday, August 24, 2017 UK national housebuilder Persimmon plc has reported a 30% increase in first half pre-tax profits to £457.4m, describing the housing market as remaining “confident”.
Holmen reports healthy H1 operating profits
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Swedish sawmiller Holmen has reported 2017 first half operating profits of SKr38m (2016: SKr-8m).

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