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April 2021


Latvijas Finieris uses eco-friendly glue
15 April 2021 The environmentally friendly green glue – Riga ECOlogical – where bio-based renewable lignin is used as a replacement for the traditional fossil phenol, is the latest move towards a new sustainable plywood industry by Latvijas Finieris. The innovative green glue is gradually replacing the traditional glues used in the production of Riga Wood plywood and has been successfully used in various projects.

Dustcontrol certified to ISO 45001
15 April 2021 Dustcontrol AB has been officially certified according to ISO 45001 on Occupational Health and Safety, further highlighting its commitment to provide a reduced ecological impact and safer working environment.

Combilift scoops 10th major Archie award
15 April 2021 Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of a wide range of handling solutions, has won its 10th prestigious industry award from the Forklift Truck Association for one of its latest products. The 2020 FLTA Awards for Excellence took place virtually on Saturday April 10, having been postponed from last year due to Covid.

GreCon strengthens its sales team
15 April 2021 GreCon Ltd has announced the appointment of Joshua McAree to its sales team. Mr McAree draws on a solid experience of customer-orientated roles and technical competence, holding a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering.

ETS supports Wrekin Rowers in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
15 April 2021 Engineered Timber Solutions (ETS) will be supporting its local Shropshire rowing team, the Wrekin Rowers as they take on the world’s toughest race, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

New campaign launches to promote careers in timber engineering
15 April 2021 A new campaign to support the recruitment of new talent into the timber engineering industry has been launched by the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA).

SCA Wood appoints King as MD
12 April 2021 Stephen King has been announced as the new managing director of SCA Wood in the UK as of April 1 2021 following the divestment of SCA’s wood distribution company in the UK in December 2020. His role will be to support strategic business development and reinforce SCA’s long term commitment to the UK market.

Martin Batts retires from Balcas
09 April 2021 Martin Batts, timber sales director of Balcas Timber Ltd has announced his retirement and will be leaving the business at the end of May.

Brexit packaging regulations "here to stay"
07 April 2021 New regulations governing the movements of wooden pallets and packaging (WPM) since Brexit will remain indefinitely, according to government.

Last chance to sign up for Made for Manufacturing
07 April 2021 Manufacturers in Greater Manchester have one last chance to benefit from a popular programme to help increase their productivity and get on the path to growth.

TTF hosts virtual UK Softwood Conference
01 April 2021 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) staged its annual UK Softwood Conference as an online event on March 31, marking a year since the organisation’s last physical event – the 2020 softwood conference.

College feeling chipper after industry boost for carpenters
01 April 2021 A college has teamed up with an industry big hitter to help support students prepare for a fine finish when it comes to getting a career in carpentry and joinery.

March 2021


BSW apprentices reach final of Fuel Change competition
30 March 2021 Apprentices from BSW Timber were finalists in the national Fuel Change competition, which encourages businesses to tackle industry challenges and work towards a low carbon economy.

Two new members elected to BMF board
30 March 2021 Frank Elkins, chief operating officer at Travis Perkins plc and Lee Harwood, group finance director at Bradfords Building Supplies Ltd have been elected to the board of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). Mr Elkins takes up his position on April 1 and Mr Harwood begins his term of office on June 1.

SGS launches e-Customs website
30 March 2021 Inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS, has launched a new website to enable businesses around the world to achieve frictionless trade, SGS E-Customs.

James Jones launches new ‘Fence Master’ app
25 March 2021 James Jones & Sons Ltd has launched a new fencing app to help customers with their fencing projects.

BMF ETIM working groups to agree terminology
24 March 2021 The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is forging ahead with implementation of the ETIM model of data classification which will ensure all users employ the same terms to describe the same attributes and values and thus simplify the process of transferring product information between manufacturer and merchant.

Carney joins NTS
24 March 2021 National Timber Systems has appointed a national technical and commercial manager to oversee the growth of its innovative Rapid Fit room-in-the-roof system, NYTROOF.

New partnership promotes wellbeing benefits of wood
23 March 2021 Stora Enso Wood Products has launched a whitepaper showcasing the science behind the health and well-being benefits of building with timber.

Travis Perkins launches industry first app
23 March 2021 Travis Perkins (TP) has launched an industry first mobile app for customers. This can be downloaded from any Google Play or Apple App store and the company says it will revolutionise the way customers can order stock and manage their trade accounts on the go.