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TRA launches Ireland group and signs MoU with STA 21 April, 2017
The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has announced a number of new initiatives including a new Ireland group and a memorandum of understanding with the Structural Timber Association (STA) to reinforce the close working relationship between the two bodies.
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Strong first quarter for Södra
Friday, April 21, 2017 Södra’s wood division recorded a big performance improvement in Q1, posting an operating profit of SKr3m (Q1 2016: SKr-93m) for the period.
Substantial growth recorded in China’s sawn timber imports
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Data from China’s customs authorities shows substantial growth in sawn timber imports in 2016, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report.
FLEGT Independent Market Monitoring project moves forward
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 The International Tropical Timber Organisation has relaunched the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Independent Market Monitoring programme effective April 1, 2017.
EU plywood imports rise to near record level
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 EU imports of plywood increased by 8% to 4.13 million m3 in 2016, the second highest level ever recorded, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report.
Coillte and Treemetrics announce €1m forestry data deal
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Irish state forester Coillte and Treemetrics have announced a major €1m million agreement to roll out a pioneering real-time satellite communications and data-analytics platform for forestry harvest control.
Roy Wakeman is new CTI chairman
Monday, April 03, 2017 Roy Wakeman OBE has been appointed new chairman of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).
Sussex council issues forklift safety plea following timber company fine
Monday, April 03, 2017 Firms have been urged to review fork lift truck safety by Chichester District Council after Covers Timber and Builders Merchants was fined £120,000 for breaching health and safety regulations.
North West Timber Treatments acquisition
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 A £10m turnover timber supplies business with four North West depots has been acquired by one of its directors in a multi-million-pound deal.
Funding secured for world’s first Tricoya chip plant in Hull
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has secured €68m funding to build, operate and finance the world’s first Tricoya modified wood chip manufacturing plant in Hull.
Rörvik to sell last sawmill
Monday, March 27, 2017 Rörvik Timber has effectively exited the Swedish sawmilling sector following news of the SKr48m agreement to sell its Linghem sawmill to Holmen.

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