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Huws Gray continues acquisition trail
13 September, 2021
The acquisition trail of Wales-based builders merchant Huws Gray continues with two-branch TBS Building Supplies being the latest acquisition.
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TTJ Awards set for lift off on September 17
Friday, September 10, 2021 The TTJ Awards will be the first major UK timber industry event to return as a physical event when it is held in central London on September 17.
Lavers team helps park home manufacturer
Thursday, September 09, 2021 When an industry shortage of plywood threatened to compromise Tingdene Homes’ ability to deliver their customers’ dream homes, the team at Arnold Laver Oldbury were brought onboard to coordinate a solution which ultimately is saving Tingdene £200,00 a year.
UK wood product imports up 60% in Q2
Thursday, September 09, 2021 UK wood product import volumes in Q2 were 60% higher than the same quarter last year, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics.
Scotland’s forest agency calls for more homegrown timber use
Monday, August 23, 2021 Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has called for more homegrown timber to be used in the future to protect against fluctuations in the global timber market.
Acorn Timber Supplies closes after 37 years in business
Monday, August 23, 2021 Oxfordshire timber merchant Acorn Timber Supplies has closed its doors after successfully trading for 37 years.
Ayrshire sawmill creates 25 new jobs thanks to new forestry contract
Thursday, August 19, 2021 A timber processor in Troon is creating 25 new jobs thanks to a new contract awarded to them by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).
LP sales more than double as OSB business soars
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation reported a 142% increase in net sales for Q2, 2021 to US$1.3bn compared to the same period in the prior year.
Arnold Laver sees 15% sales drop in 2020, reports stronger trading this year
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 UK nationwide timber products distributor Arnold Laver has reported a 15% decrease in its annual sales to £123.4m due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. But trading in 2021 is performing strongly.
Steico’s UK sales rise 51.6% in H1, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021 I-joist producer Steico has reported a 51.6% boost in its UK business for the first half of 2021.
TTJ Awards 2021 voted category shortlists released
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The TTJ Awards 2021 is gathering momentum with the release of this year’s voted category finalists.
TTJ Awards voting deadline is this Thursday
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Voting in the 2021 TTJ Awards ends at midnight on Thursday July 22.
Jason Mohammad is host of TTJ Awards 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021 Sports presenter Jason Mohammad will be host of this year’s TTJ Awards on September 17.
Indonesian ambassador visits UK timber companies
Monday, July 19, 2021 In a bid to encourage UK timber importers to increase their purchase of legal and sustainable timber from Indonesia, a delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia has visited a number of manufacturers across the country.
Homag starts €10m extension of Schopfloch production facilities
Monday, July 19, 2021 Homag, the world’s largest woodworking machinery manufacturer, has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a €10m extension to its main Schopfloch production site in Germany.
SCA uses new rail terminal to transport more logs by train
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Swedish sawmilling and forestry group SCA will be transporting more logs by train instead of truck thanks to a new timber rail terminal at Rundvik.
Woodbois reports healthy revenue increase and completion of Primultini sawmill line
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 African forestry and timber trading firm Woodbois Limited has reported increased revenues in H1 2021 and expects sawn timber output to grow by 30% in H2.
Stora Enso launches wood-fibre based material for use as microwavable food trays
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 The push for more use of sustainable materials in everyday living is being furthered by forest products giant Stora Enso which has announced a new wood-fibre based material designed for microwavable food tray packaging.
James Latham records rise in sales, profits and volumes during Covid-19 year
Friday, June 25, 2021 One of the UK’s largest timber product distributors James Latham has posted increased sales, profits and volumes for the year ended March 31, 2021.
Ante Holz expands into southern Germany with mill acquisition
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Germany sawmilling group Ante Holz has expanded into southern Germany by acquiring a mill in the Black Forest that closed back in 2012.

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