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Contractor appointed to build modified wood chip plant in Hull
26 October, 2017
A contractor has been appointed to build Tricoya Ventures UK Ltd’s new modified wood chip plant in Hull.
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TTJ Awards 2017 prepares for action!
Thursday, September 28, 2017 The 2017 TTJ Awards is due to kick off on Friday at The Brewery in the City of London.
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.
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.
Weyerhaeuser agrees sale of Lumin plywood mill in Uruguay
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Weyerhaeuser has agreed to sell its Uruguay timberlands and manufacturing business, which includes the plywood mill producing Lumin branded products, to a consortium led by BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group for US$402.5m in cash.
Norbord reports strong demand in Q1
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Panel producer Norbord’s European operations has reported continuing strong demand in Q1, with double-digit demand growth in both the UK and Germany.
Lathams steps up HPL credentials with major new distribution deal
Monday, April 24, 2017 James Latham has announced an agreement to become a major distributor for Italian high pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturer Abet Laminati.
New SterlingOSB merchant campaign
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 The manufacturer of Sterling OSB is following up a 24% sales boost in 2016 with a new nationwide merchant campaign.
Norbord boosts earnings in 2016
Friday, February 03, 2017 Panel production giant Norbord has reported 2016 adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $383m – a more than threefold increase over 2015.
MDF recycling “breakthrough”
Monday, January 16, 2017 A company set up to develop “the world’s first ever technology to recycle MDF waste” says it has moved a step closer to reality following the conclusion of successful proof of concept trials.
Further timber companies to receive FLEGT-licensed shipments
Monday, December 19, 2016 As Indonesia’s first official shipment of FLEGT-licensed timber nears the UK, further timber companies are announcing they are to receive some of the products.
Moelven strengthens profits in first half
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Moelven’s accumulated operating profits for the first half of 2016 almost tripled to NOK205m (2015: NOK70m).
TTJ Awards guest numbers hit 400
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 TTJ Awards judges have been busy meeting up to assess the judged categories, as ticket sales for the 20th anniversary event reach 400.
Mesta Wood improves first half profits
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Finnish sawmiller Metsa Wood increased its profits in the first half of 2016 and predicts the market balance and sales prices of sawn timber “to improve as a whole” going forward.
Norbord positive on business prospects in spite of Brexit
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Wood-based panels producer Norbord says business fundamentals remain positive in spite of uncertainty caused by the UK’s Brexit vote.
Boise Cascade reports Q1 net income of US$5m
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Boise Cascade, one of the largest producers of plywood and engineered wood products in North America has reported net income of US$5m on sales of US$880.7m for the first quarter.
OSB price growth boosts Norbord Q1 results
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Panel producer Norbord has reported adjusted EBITDA of US$61m for Q1, 2016 - US$45m higher than the same period last year.
Rougier reports €2.7m pre-tax losses in “mixed global economic environment”
Thursday, April 14, 2016 French-based tropical timber and plywood producer Rougier recorded a €2.7m loss in 2015 due to a mixed global economic environment, according to the company’s newly published annual results.
Weyerhaeuser shareholders approve pending merger with Plum Creek
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 One of the biggest timber company mergers in North America has taken a step nearer following Weyerhaeuser shareholders’ approval of a deal to merge with Plum Creek.
Norbord pushes button on £95m Inverness expansion
Friday, January 29, 2016 Panel manufacturing giant Norbord has given the green light to its £95m expansion plans at the OSB mill in Inverness, Scotland.

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