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October 2018

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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.

Confor and UKFPA members unanimous in backing merger
03 October 2018 At the company AGM on September 20, Confor members backed a proposal to merge with the UK Forest Products Association in a unanimous vote.

Panels sector meets politicians
03 October 2018 Representatives of the UK’s wood panel sector have met with politicians to discuss challenges facing their industry.

Further acquisitions by Kerridge CS
03 October 2018 Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a leading supplier of software to wholesalers, merchants and other distributive businesses, has acquired InspHire and Current-RMS.

September 2018

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TTJ announces Wood and Wellness conference
24 September 2018 TTJ is to hold a major conference on wood’s role in the current trend towards health and wellbeing in the built environment.

Timber sector turns out in force for TTJ Awards
24 September 2018 More than 400 people attended the annual TTJ Awards last Friday, with guest speaker and host Jo Caulfield providing the entertainment at new venue the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane, London.

Composite Prime and Taylor Maxwell cement distribution partnership
23 September 2018 A distribution tie-up with Taylor Maxwell has resulted in an increase in Composite Prime’s market share, said the company.

NYTimber predicts record-breaking year
23 September 2018 NYTimber is on course for a record-breaking year after its engineered wood products (EWP) division achieved £1m worth of sales in a single month.

Bristol TTBS golf day raises funds
20 September 2018 This year’s Bristol Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) golf day was held at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club on Thursday, September 13 and was very generously sponsored by James Latham.

Accsys reports increased revenue
18 September 2018 Accsys, the company behind Accoya modified wood, has reported revenue up by 10% to €26.7m for the five months ended August 31.

Daltons Wadkin to present new theme at W Exhibition
18 September 2018 Woodworking machinery distributor Daltons Wadkin will present a new themed display at the W Exhibition this year.

Composite Prime and Taylor Maxwell agreement yields results
17 September 2018 Composite Prime says its market share in the composite decking market has soared following a tie-up with a high-profile distributor.

Structural work complete on James Jones new I-joist facility
14 September 2018 Structural work is now complete on the new building at James Jones & Sons’ I-Joist manufacturing site in Forres, which will house what is being dubbed as “the world’s most modern I-Joist manufacturing facility” when commissioned later this year.

Wood for Good holds health and wellbeing marketing summit
14 September 2018 A Wood for Good Marketing Summit will update the timber industry on the current trend towards health and wellbeing.

Howarth walks for charity
14 September 2018 Howarth Timber & Building Supplies is hoping to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK through its upcoming fund-raising walk from Scarborough Castle to Whitby Abbey, which is set to take place between Friday September 21 and Sunday September 23.

Tilhill builds Aberdeenshire team
14 September 2018 Tilhill Forestry has announced that Calum Murray has joined the North Highland team in a move that sees him relocating from Tilhill’s West Highland District in order to expand Tilhill’s presence in Aberdeenshire.

TTJ Awards judged entry finalists vying for glory
11 September 2018 Finalists in the TTJ Awards judged categories now only have 10 days before they find out if they have won.

Real uplift in July new home registrations with NHBC
07 September 2018 New figures from NHBC have revealed that more than 15,800 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in July, a 35% increase on the same month last year.

Pasquill aids Truss House project to combat homes shortage
07 September 2018 Nationwide roof truss manufacturer Pasquill has supplied truss materials for the Truss House project, an initiative from timber engineers Sylvan Stuart, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), and Robert Gordons University.

Lords acquires merchant
07 September 2018 West London-based Lords Builders Merchants has announced the acquisition of Kings Langley Building Supplies Limited (KLBS Ltd).