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Latest Covid-19 lockdown to last until mid-February
05 January, 2021
The UK’s latest national lockdown, announced yesterday, looks likely to stay in place until mid-February at least, the Government says.
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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.
US furniture sales soar in September
Monday, December 07, 2020 US residential furniture manufacturers and distributors have been enjoying boom times of late, according to a study by consultants Smith Leonard.
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.
TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off this Friday
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off this week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.
TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off next week
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off next week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.
Fire door manufacturer develops industry-first solution to ‘transform’ fire safety sector
Monday, September 14, 2020 A UK fire door manufacturer, supported by Made Smarter, has developed an industry-first solution to make safety inspections faster and more accurate, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Scott Group acquires Direct Pallets
Saturday, August 15, 2020 Scott Group has acquired Bedfordshire-based business Direct Pallets Ltd (DP) in a strategic deal that will deliver additional reconditioned pallet capacity in the prime industrial areas around Luton and beyond.
Tangent Furniture assets to go under the hammer
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Extensive machinery, vehicles and stock of Tangent Furniture Ltd are to be auctioned off by Hilco on August 12.
TTJ Webinar to update on markets and unveil TTJ Awards shortlists
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 TTJ’s latest webinar Coming out of Covid: Timber market update will air on Monday August 10 at 2pm UK time and will end with the unveiling of the TTJ Awards 2020 shortlists.
Halspan new ranges webinar still open for registrations
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 There is still time to sign up to global fire door supplier Halspan’s second webinar on its two new ranges of high-performance fire door blanks for the UK market.
Halspan launches new range of fire doors
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Global fire door supplier Halspan has launched a new range of fire door products into the UK market to meet demand for fully certified solutions in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Three quarters of fire doors failed inspections in 2019
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 More than three quarters (76%) of the fire doors inspected by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) in 2019 were condemned as not fit for purpose. In addition, 63% of the buildings inspected also had additional fire safety issues.
Bergs to sell Swedish sawmills to Vida
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Bergs Timber has signed an agreement to sell its Bergs’ Swedish sawmill business to Vida for SEK400m.
TTJ webinar on Covid-19 crisis to air this Thursday
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 TTJ’s first webinar Coming out of Covid-19: Timber industry adapting for the Future will be aired on Thursday May 21 at 3pm UK time.
TTJ Awards 2020 voting underway
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 The digital voting process for the TTJ Awards voted categories is now underway.
Panels processor TFS joins BWF
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Leading processor of coated and laminated wood-based panel products Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS) has become a member of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).
Key role of wooden pallets recognised by governments
Monday, May 04, 2020 EPAL UK & Ireland says government statements during the Covid-19 crisis have given important recognition of the key role of wooden pallets and packaging in supply chains of essential goods.
Home office furniture in higher demand
Monday, April 27, 2020 Home office furniture has seen an increase in demand during Covid-19 restrictions, according to a survey by US-based media title Furniture Today.
Biesse helps Covid-19 fight with 3D printer use
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Italian woodworking machinery giant Biesse is using its 3D printing technology to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for local hospitals.

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