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AB Karl Hedin to expand Krylbo sawmill
07 January, 2021
Swedish sawmiller AB Karl Hedin intends to build a new planing mill, extra storage capacity and further timber kiln drying facilities at its sawmill in Krylbo, Avesta.
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Sodra to sell prefabricated timber house division
Thursday, January 07, 2021 Sodra is divesting Trivselhus AB to housing supplier Svensk Husproduktion with a completion date set for March 1, 2021.
HS Timber Group to build new Belarus sawmill
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 HS Timber Group subsidiary HS Belacon LLC is to construct an €84m sawmill in the Belarusian region of Grodno.
Latest Covid-19 lockdown to last until mid-February
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 The UK’s latest national lockdown, announced yesterday, looks likely to stay in place until mid-February at least, the Government says.
BRE Postsaver trials reveal no decay after 20 years
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 The UK’s Building Research Establishment (BRE) field trials on Postsaver sleeved timber posts have revealed no evidence of decay in the sleeved part of the test after 20 years, Postsaver says.
Beyond Covid-19 virtual event to assess international wood-based panels sector
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 TTJ sister title Wood Based Panels International (WBPI) is holding a virtual event on February 16, 2021 to look at how the international wood-based panels industry has adapted to the current pandemic and look at movements in furniture trends.
Sawmiller James Jones purchases Scottish windfarm
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 UK sawmiller James Jones & Sons has acquired the UK’s first subsidy-free wind farm together with London-based specialist asset manager Gresham House Asset Management.
Leading global furniture fair moves to autumn 2021 date
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 Leading global furniture fair Salone del Mobile will be in September next year to give the event a better opportunity of success against the backdrop of the global pandemic.
BSW acquires the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 BSW has today acquired the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK, which includes the manufacture and distribution of timber and associated products to the home improvement and builders merchant sectors.
National Timber Systems posts £2.6m October sales record
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 National Timber Systems, the recently formed engineered timber specialist, has used its new and improved proposition to shatter a monthly sales record set more than a year ago.
TTF sales course delegates provide financial return for their timber employers
Monday, November 30, 2020 Delegates completing the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Essential Foundations in Sales Management (EFSM) course have increased sales for their combined respective firms by well over £6m in 2020.
West Fraser to acquire Norbord and create global wood products leading group
Thursday, November 19, 2020 West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena.
Norbord posts record Q3 earnings as OSB prices rocket
Friday, November 13, 2020 Norbord recorded its strongest quarter ever earnings in Q3, 2020, driven by higher OSB prices.
Nick Milestone joins US Softwood Lumber Board
Monday, November 09, 2020 The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) has announced that Nick Milestone has joined the SLB to support its mission in the areas of strategic partnerships and adoption of mass timber construction in the US. He is a veteran of the European and UK mass timber markets and the current chairman of TRADA.
CuNap treatment of bridge timber gaining traction from IWT-Moldrup
Monday, November 09, 2020 Denmark-based wood impregnation and thermal treatment plant supplier IWT-Moldrup says it will supply worldwide the first dedicated Copper naphthenate (Cu-Nap) plant as the environmentally friendly but effective future alternative to CCA and creosote.
LIGNA.21 goes into autumn - new date from 27 September to 1 October 2021
Friday, November 06, 2020 The Ligna exhibition – the world’s largest woodworking technology show – has been postponed until next autumn.
Equipment auction set for closed Unilin parquet flooring plant
Monday, November 02, 2020 An extensive array of woodworking machinery equipment operated formerly by the Magnum Parket AS mill in Vyskov, Czech Republic was due to be auctioned off on November 4.
Travis Perkins reports strong RMI demand in Q3
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Travis Perkins has reported strong domestic RMI demand through Q3, driving a strong performance in its Wickes and Toolstation businesses.
Setra plans to ramp up production in response to global demand
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Swedish sawmilling group Setra plans to fully ramp up production during the autumn in response to strong demand and product shortages on global markets.
Webinar introduces open access global trade data sources
Friday, October 16, 2020 The FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) is holding a webinar from 9am-10.30am on Tuesday October 20 to introduce two new, innovative and freely accessible online sources of trade data - the IMM's own Data Dashboard and the Sustainable Timber Information Exchange (STIX).

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