News Archive

Archive of industry news from the global ttj industry

News By Date

October 2018


Lathams becomes headline sponsor of Wood and Wellness
17 October 2018

Solid wood that can be book matched
12 October 2018 James Latham is now offering the Horizon range of North American sawn lumber products which, due to the family-run Pennsylvanian producer’s unique LOG-INTACT process, effectively book-matches solid wood.

Swedish Design Pavilion in the pink at London Design Fair
12 October 2018 The Swedish Design Pavilion at this year’s London Design Fair caused something of a stir. Sponsored for the first time by Swedish Wood and designed by Karin Sundberg of KarIN architects, the pavilion was constructed entirely of high quality Swedish solid pine, with plywood plinths, all finished in a deep pink translucent stain, which proved to have a considerable wow factor and made the pavilion a central attraction of the Fair.

US red oak features in Stirling Prize winner
12 October 2018 The European headquarters of Bloomberg has won the prestigious Riba Stirling prize for architecture.

Snows Timber opens new National Sales Office
11 October 2018 Snows Timber has opened a new national sales office in Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Rowlinson Timber expands its operations to the south-east
10 October 2018 Rowlinson Timber Ltd has announced that due to large/sustained and successful growth over the last few years, it has seen the need to open a main distribution hub in the south-east of the country. As a result, from January 1, 2019 its main operations will be based from the Port of Sheerness, working in collaboration with Peel Ports.

Premier strengthens its Welsh presence with West Wales acquisition
08 October 2018 Premier Forest Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing timber groups, continues to strengthen its distribution and processing capacity with the acquisition of West Wales based timber importer Merlwood Timber Ltd.

Softwood exports grow, says latest report
08 October 2018 Exports of softwood lumber from Russia, Germany and the Nordic countries have increased due to high demand for wood in Asia and Europe in early 2018, while Canadian exports fell to the lowest levels in five years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).

Council homes building boost is a victory, says FMB
05 October 2018 The Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will lift the borrowing cap on councils to allow them to build many more homes is a victory for bold thinking and common sense, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Stora Enso and TRƒ sign joint development agreement
04 October 2018 Stora Enso and TRƒ Group have signed a joint development agreement.

Revenue growth slows for Russian forest products companies
04 October 2018 In 2017 the total revenue of the 10 biggest forest products companies in Russia amounted RUB339.4bn (US$5.1bn), according to the annual Top 50 Russian forest-based sector companies rating published by Lesnaya Industriya magazine.

WPA announces strengthened management structure
04 October 2018 Following a review of the Wood Protection Association’s (WPA) ability to serve a growing demand for its services and expertise, the WPA board has announced a reorganisation and strengthening of its leadership team, effective from October 1.

BASF Wolman conference to cover trade and technical issues
04 October 2018 BASF Wolman is to hold a conference at its UK office in Cheadle, on November 20.

Daltons Wadkin presents new theme at W Exhibition
04 October 2018 Woodworking machinery distributor Daltons Wadkin presented a new themed display at the W Exhibition this year.

Södra increases production at Mönsterås sawmill
04 October 2018 From March 1 next year, the annual production volume of sawn timber at the Mönsterås sawmill will increase by 100,000m3. This will require a third shift and approximately 30 new employees.

Leitz Tooling achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification
04 October 2018 Leitz Tooling UK has achieved ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard Certification following its audit last year.

UK timber trade backs successful K2 mountaineer
03 October 2018 Timber company Consolidated Timber Holdings (CTH) has played a vital role in helping to get mountaineer Jake Meyer to the summit of one of the world’s most dangerous mountains this summer.

Government to ban combustible cladding on new buildings over 18m
03 October 2018 News that the government wants to ban combustible cladding on buildings over 18m has led the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) to issue a warning that cladding at lower height levels may also be affected.

CLT sculpture turns heads on Thames
03 October 2018 A cross-laminated timber (CLT) sculpture of a head has been installed on London’s South Bank as part of a mental health project.

Norbord welcomes Royalty
03 October 2018 Norbord has welcomed the Duke of York to its Inverness factory to commemorate one year of production on its new manufacturing line.