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Walford Timber acquires G & MB Manning Ltd 17 July, 2017
Walford Timber is celebrating the successful acquisition of timber and fencing supplier G & MB Manning Ltd.
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MBO secured at leading UK forestry management firm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 The future of Scotland’s largest independent forestry management business has been secured through an MBO.
Scotline launches new ship at Rochester
Monday, July 10, 2017 Around 100 people descended on Scotline’s Medway Terminal at Rochester to see the official launch of the company’s new ship Scot Navigator last Friday.
Kronospan increases sales but gas explosion hit profits last year
Thursday, July 06, 2017 UK panel products manufacturer Kronospan’s newly-published accounts show it increased sales for the year ended September 30, 2016 but profits were reduced by a range of factors, including a gas explosion last summer at the Chirk factory.
Norbord to use drones in site maintenance inspections
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Norbord’s factory in South Molton is beginning to use drones to help identify and reduce the risk of working at heights.
Scottish sawmiller in Nairn site investment
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 Scottish sawmiller Gordon Timber has celebrated the opening of a purpose-built new office at its Nairn base.
Croatia oak log export ban discussed at EOS general assembly
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Croatia’s oak log export ban was a topic for discussion at the recent European Organisation of the Sawmilling Industry (EOS) general assembly in Vienna.
Health and safety warning issued to timber companies after court case
Monday, June 26, 2017 Timber companies are being warned to make sure their health and safety standards are up to speed after a firm was fined despite no injury or ill-health being reported.
James Latham records pre-tax profits of £13.8m
Monday, June 26, 2017 by SJ Pritchard
UK timber products distributor James Latham plc has recorded another set of healthy annual financial results, with pre-tax profits of £13.8m (2016: £12.9m) for the year ending March 31, 2017.
Accoya producer grows sales
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies plc recorded an 18% sales volume increase in the year ended March 31, 2017 but loss before tax was €4.4m (2016: €0.5m loss).
Lonza gains Grown in Britain promotional licence
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Lonza Wood Protection has gained a promotional licence from Grown in Britain, linking the latest Excalibur incising machines firmly into the British-grown timber supply chain.

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