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July 2020


Adam Morris becomes TFS general manager
02 July 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
02 July 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.

Medite SmartPly reports €207.4m annual turnover
02 July 2020 Irish state forestry company Coillte says its Medite SmartPly wood-based panels manufacturing operations recorded a turnover of €207.4m in 2019, compared to €211.3m in 2018.

Coillte delivers strong 2019 results but warns on Covid-19 and timber availability
02 July 2020 Irish state forester Coillte has posted strong 2019 financial results but warned that Covid-19, issues with approving felling licences and Brexit are impacting timber availability and economic performance this year.

Swedish fire-retardant wood specialist targets UK
01 July 2020 Leading Scandinavian fire-retardant treatment specialist Woodsafe Timber Protection is making moves to establish itself in the UK.

TRA backs Boris to build, build, build
01 July 2020 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a major investment in construction and infrastructure to help boost economic recovery.

June 2020


Halspan launches new range of fire doors
30 June 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.

Online training helps Stewart Milne staff
30 June 2020 Staff at leading housebuilding and timber manufacturer, Stewart Milne Group, have been able to make the best use of their furlough period with access to a range of digital courses they can complete from the comfort of their own home.

SCA’s high fliers
29 June 2020 Over the past 12 months SCA has made a major step change to its Quality Assurance performance by bringing on board a couple of “high fliers”.

Steiger strengthens Weinig management board
29 June 2020 Weinig AG, the technology provider for the solid wood and panel processing industry and small businesses, has a new chief financial officer.

Chance to question forestry minister on tree strategy
29 June 2020 Forestry minister Lord Goldsmith will speak and take questions about the England Tree Strategy at the next meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting.

LP sells wood-fibre based cladding brand and Nova Scotia production facility
29 June 2020 The CanExel brand of wood-fibre based cladding products and the factory that makes it in Canada have been sold by Louisiana-Pacific (LP) to Maibec.

Swiss Krono points to bright timber construction future, despite Covid-19
28 June 2020 Wood-based panels producer Swiss Krono Group says its production and sales of OSB is holding up well despite economic challenges in Germany due to Covid-19.

Tallest timber tower project unveiled in Australia
26 June 2020 Software giant Atlassian is to build a world-beating 40-storey hybrid timber HQ building in Sydney, Australia.

Three quarters of fire doors failed inspections in 2019
24 June 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
23 June 2020 Bergs Timber has signed an agreement to sell its Bergs’ Swedish sawmill business to Vida for SEK400m.

Obituary: David Jackson
22 June 2020 It is with a very heavy heart that I report the passing of my friend Mr David Jackson, aged 66, after a very long and brave battle with cancer, writes Mark Fleming, managing director of Brooks Bros.

TTJ Awards - Get voting now!
19 June 2020 Championing and celebrating the timber sector in the UK and globally, voting for the 24th annual TTJ Awards closes at midnight on Friday, July 10th, 2020.

April sales crashed for merchants but are now recovering
19 June 2020 The BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) figures for April 2020 show the dramatic effect of the lockdown on UK builders’ merchants sales.

Multimodal event postponed until March 2021
19 June 2020 The annual supply chain and logistics showcase, Multimodal, will now take place from 23-25 March 2021