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Raute to supply Russian birch plywood mill
23 August 2019 Raute has received a binding order for the machinery and equipment for a birch plywood mill planned by a Russian customer, according to Lesprom.

Timberwolf announces five-year warranty
23 August 2019 Professional wood chipper manufacturer Timberwolf has extended its customer support with the introduction of an industry first, five-year manufacturer’s warranty.

OHRA provides flexible storage solution
23 August 2019 Schönreiter Building Materials, which is based in Essenbach, in Germany, has extended its product range to include timber and construction materials and its expansion resulted in the need for more storage space.

Dematic Academy to exhibit at IMHX
23 August 2019 Dematic is to extend its presence at IMHX 2019 by taking additional exhibition space for the Dematic Academy within the Skills Zone and by contributing to the Skills speaker programme.

Sleeved post sales boom at Snows
23 August 2019 A trial run in Postsaver sleeved post sales at Snows Timber has seen over £70,000 worth of orders in 10 weeks.

TP announces intention to demerge Wickes
23 August 2019 Travis Perkins (TP) has announced its intention to demerge Wickes as a separate business. The news was announced as the company released its financial results for the six months ended June 2019.

Steico reports record-breaking revenues
23 August 2019 The STEICO Group continued its growth in the first six months of 2019 with new record-breaking revenues and earnings.

Soil Association to audit all public forests in Britain
23 August 2019 Soil Association Certification Forestry (SACF) is to audit all the public forests in Britain, hugely increasing its forest cover and bringing its global influence to 16 million hectares.

Survey shows timber construction specification growth
22 August 2019 A Södra Wood industry survey has shown a definite increase in the specification of timber as a construction material in the UK.

Revenues soar in Russia’s timber processing sector
22 August 2019 In 2018, total revenue of the largest timber companies in Russia included in Top 50 rating of the Forest Industry magazine, increased 37.2% to RUB650.7bn, according to Lesprom.

Low OSB prices and downtime in North America hit Norbord group profits
22 August 2019 Global panel producer Norbord Inc has reported adjusted EBITDA of US$36m in the second quarter of 2019 compared to US$42m in the first quarter of 2019 and US$273m in the second quarter of 2018.

MTX keeps Caribbean house dry
22 August 2019 MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME (MTX) has been used in a specialised interior fitout on a Caribbean island.

Canadian government invests in mass timber multi-storey
22 August 2019 The Canadian government has announced that it will be investing C$2m over three years in the construction of a four-storey mass timber office building in Toronto.

Handrail Creations joins Made Smarter programme
22 August 2019 Bolton-based Handrail Creations is one of 11 companies in the north-west to sign up to the £20m Made Smarter programme.

Grown in Britain issues Christmas tree advice
22 August 2019 A new report published by Grown in Britain is warning that Christmas trees imported from mainland Europe could be providing a pathway for new pests and diseases to enter the UK.

James Donaldson invests in defibrillators
22 August 2019 James Donaldson and Sons (JDS) has invested in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for all 31 of its sites throughout the UK.

BEIS lists BMBI as data source
22 August 2019 The latest monthly construction update from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) features data from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).

AVS joins BMF
22 August 2019 AVS Fencing and Landscaping Supplies has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

New role at Kerridge CS will enhance cloud services
20 August 2019 Neil Abraham has joined Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) as director of cloud operations.

McRobbie to step down as Tilhill Forestry MD
20 August 2019 After seven years of service, George McRobbie has announced his intention to step down as managing director of Tilhill Forestry, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BSW Timber Group. He will leave the business on October 7, his 65th birthday.