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WTS to stage second conference
22 February 2019 Following the success of last year’s conference, the Wood Technology Society is pleased to announce Timber 2019.

James Latham acquires Abbey Woods of Ireland
18 February 2019 James Latham has acquired the entire issued share capital of Abbey Wood Agencies Ltd, a leading Irish timber merchant and the official distributor of Accoya wood in Ireland.

US timber giant agrees to acquire UK timber agency
18 February 2019 US-based International Forest Products LLC (IFP) has announced an agreement to acquire Price and Pierce Forest Products Ltd, one of the oldest timber agencies in the UK.

Glennon Brothers celebrates 250 years of service
16 February 2019 Glennon Brothers, celebrated eight long standing team players who between them have 250 years service with the company, at a function in the Longford Arms Hotel on February 15.

Kerridge CS appoints new MD
16 February 2019 James Mitchell has joined Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) as managing director – UK and Ireland.

Timber “perfectly placed” to benefit from growing wellness economy, conference hears
14 February 2019 TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference, which took place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on February 13 heard that the wood sector is perfectly placed to potentially benefit from the growing global wellbeing economy.

Wood and Wellness conference prepares to kick off
12 February 2019 The Wood and Wellness conference takes place in central London on Wednesday February 13, with top architects Alex de Rijke, Oliver Heath and DaeWha Kang sharing their experience of using wood as part of projects to foster health and well-being.

American tulipwood project revived for Design Museum
12 February 2019 A collaboration first presented in 2008 by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Sir David Adjaye is part of an exciting new exhibition at the Design Museum, London.

Stora Enso grows profits
11 February 2019 Stora Enso recorded a 63% growth in pre-tax profits to €1.2bn in 2018 (2017: €742m).

Missing millions in unmanaged forests
06 February 2019 Tens of millions of pounds in timber, fuel, amenity value and public goods could currently be locked up in the UK’s unmanaged woods and forests, suggests a new report from the Royal Forestry Society (RFS).

Dustcontrol to exhibit at Hampshire show
05 February 2019 Dustcontrol UK is set to exhibit its range of centralised vacuum systems at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show from February 5-7.

BMF members back renegotiation of Brexit deal with Brussels
05 February 2019 Members of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) attending the BMF Brexit Forum have voted in favour of Theresa May renegotiating the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU.

Egger partners with Material Lab
05 February 2019 Egger has been announced as Material Lab’s latest surfacing partner, offering the architect and design industry instant access to its extensive trend-led collection.

FMB warns of mounting problems for builders
05 February 2019 Growth in the construction industry could be held back by a weakening housing market, rising costs and an increasingly nervous banking sector, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Handrail Creations secures landmark contract
05 February 2019 Handrail Creations is to supply a record-breaking amount of continuous curved, bespoke walnut handrails at 22 Bishopsgate in London.

Timber firms express “no confidence” in NRW
05 February 2019 Ten companies from across Wales have said they have no confidence in Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to manage forest resources across the country.

Obtala improves Gabon veneer factory
05 February 2019 Obtala, the African focused forestry and timber trading company with veneer production assets in Gabon, has reported a 2018 sales growth.

Södra prepared for post-Brexit business
05 February 2019 Södra has said it is well prepared for any potential Brexit outcome.

US university develops super modified timber
05 February 2019 Research engineers at the University of Maryland, College Park, have developed a timber modification process that they claim is as strong as steel but six times lighter.

W Exhibition 2020 already half booked
05 February 2019 Companies are already booking up for the next W Exhibition in 2020, said the organiser, Angus Montgomery.



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