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Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.
South East traders back new association
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Timber traders have backed the newly reformed London & South East Timber Trade Association with a strong turnout at its first meeting in Tunbridge Wells on September 26.
Innovation Challenge launched to encourage new timber construction products
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 A new Innovation Challenge has been launched that will encourage the Scottish timber technologies sector to innovate and develop new products and systems for the construction industry.
Latvian mill acquires line from Bergs
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Byko-Lat has acquired a planing line from Bergs Timber’s Myresjö Sawmill which stopped production in the summer.
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).
Charles Hopping addresses softwood conference
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Hopping Softwood Products chairman Charles Hopping will be among presenters at the 2017 International Softwood Conference (ISC)
Sydenhams acquires Avon Plywood
Friday, August 11, 2017 Sydenhams has acquired Keynsham-based timber and sheet materials specialist Avon Plywood.
Lathams’ training success
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 A presentation and lunch was held at Leicestershire County Cricket Club on July 31 for eight students from James Latham plc who have recently qualified to Level 4 Certificate in Wood Science and Timber Technology.
TTJ Awards’ entries deadline looming
Monday, July 31, 2017 The deadline for entries to the judged categories in this year’s TTJ Awards is rapidly approaching.
Norbord’s UK and German markets still “strong”
Monday, July 31, 2017 Panel maker Norbord’s European operations delivered second quarter adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of US$9m (€7.7m) versus US$11m (€9.4m) in the same quarter last year and $6m (€5.1m) in the prior quarter.
Robert Price acquires Gower Timber
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Robert Price has acquired Gower Timber Ltd, with the latter becoming the 22nd branch in the Robert Price Group.
Walford Timber acquires G & MB Manning Ltd
Monday, July 17, 2017 Walford Timber is celebrating the successful acquisition of timber and fencing supplier G & MB Manning Ltd.
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.

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