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Nick Milestone joins US Softwood Lumber Board
09 November, 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.
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Obituary - Dan Jakens
Sunday, November 08, 2020 The London Hardwood Club reports with deep sadness that it has been advised of the passing of Dan Jakens.
SCA Wood strengthens customer services
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 SCA has used technology to quickly react to increased online sales with the appointment of a home deliveries manager, customer service assistant and 20 temporary warehouse support colleagues.
Jones retires from EE Olley
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Mark Jones, sales director of EE Olley & Sons Ltd has announced his semi-retirement after 22 years with the company.
Obituary – David Woodbridge
Monday, August 24, 2020 David Woodbridge passed away on August 6, aged 84.
Scott Group appoints Gill Gorman as group HR director
Thursday, August 13, 2020 Leading pallet and industrial supplies business, Scott Group has appointed Gill Gorman to the newly established position of group HR director.
James Donaldson Group appoints new CFO
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Arlene Cairns has joined James Donaldsons and Sons Ltd (JDS) as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective from August 3.
Obituary: John Porter
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 John Porter, a director at Taylor Maxwell Timber, has died at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer.
Obituary: Nikki Romanov
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Nikki Romanov passed away in his Moscow home on June 27. He was 85.
Timber Trade Corona Cut Challenge closing in on £5,000 target
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 National Timber Group directors Peter Howarth and Richard Jarvis have already raised more than £4,000 for charity in the Timber Trade Corona Cut Challenge.
Adam Morris becomes TFS general manager
Thursday, July 02, 2020 As part of its continued investment in business development, Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS) has recently promoted business development manager, Adam Morris to general manager.
Stone becomes Deere’s forestry and construction president
Thursday, July 02, 2020 The Deere & Co board of directors has elected John Stone to the position of president, worldwide construction and forestry and power systems, effective July 1.
Mike Perry retires at 77
Thursday, June 04, 2020 Mike Perry has retired at the age of 77 and after 48 years working in the timber industry.
IDS announce the passing of Dave Stubbs
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Highly experienced UK wood-based panels industry executive Dave Stubbs has died aged 71, his former employer IDS has announced.
Border Merchant Systems makes key appointments
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Border has recently announced a number of significant changes to its customer support team with the appointment of three strategic new roles aimed at enhancing its support service.
Wood for Good appoints new campaign manager
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Sarah Virgo is the new campaign manager for Wood for Good, the timber industry’s campaign for the use of wood in design and construction, which focuses on the benefits of wood as a low-carbon material.
UK timber evangelist Terence Mallinson dies aged 90
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 One of the UK timber industry’s best-known individuals – Terence Mallinson – has died at the age of 90.
A Christmas message from the TTBS
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 On behalf of the Timber Trades Benevolent Society’s trustees, our national president Paul Snape, vice-president John Taylor, the board of management and our many UK beneficiaries, I would like to thank you for all the support you have given the society throughout 2019.
P&A Group unveils new senior organisational structure
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 The P&A Group has announced changes at Board level as it continues to forge ahead with its programme of continuous improvement. The new organisational structure reflects the Group’s mission to put quality and customer service at the heart of everything it does.
DTE appoints new managing director
Friday, November 08, 2019 James Donaldson & Sons Ltd, has appointed Luke Roberts as managing director for Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE).

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