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February 2018


Irish farmers co-op signs post deal with timber company
22 February 2018 Giant Irish farmers’ co-operative Fane Valley has signed a purchase deal with Clifford Jones Timber for the latter’s Platinum fence posts.

Lathams in £15m depot relocations
20 February 2018 James Latham has invested more than £15m relocating its depots at Bristol and Leicester to two purpose-built facilities, increasing capacity in both locations by 35%.

Acimall figures show upward trend
20 February 2018 Preliminary figures published by Acimall indicate and encouraging market for woodworking and furniture industry equipment.

Brexit debate underway in timber sector, UK traders told
19 February 2018 Government departments are in contact with timber industry representative bodies about the effects of Brexit, a gathering of more than 200 UK traders has been told.

Thornbridge and NYTimber in merger
15 February 2018 North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) has merged with Thornbridge Sawmills to create a £50m turnover 15-branch group.

UK environment minister pledges EUTR will remain after Brexit
12 February 2018 UK environment minister Dr Therese Coffey has assured the timber sector that the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT will continue after Brexit.

Timber trade invited to help shape FLEGT VPA process at London event
07 February 2018 UK timber traders will have an opportunity to help shape the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) VPA process through a trade consultation in London.

Lawcris supplies materials for film set
07 February 2018 Leeds panels distributor Lawcris has been involved in supplying materials for the set of a new film.

South-east traders highlight treatment and supply issues
06 February 2018 Timber availability and the need to improve treated timber specification were two of the hot issues under discussion at the first official meeting of the newly re-formed London and Southeast Timber Trade Association (L&SETTA).

UK homegrown sector lobbies minister on log supply/pricing crisis
06 February 2018 About 30 representatives across the UK homegrown timber industry met in Edinburgh with Scottish minister Fergus Ewing on Monday to discuss the current log supply/price crisis gripping the sector.

Scotline to add ninth owned vessel
06 February 2018 Essex-based shipping line and terminal operator Scotline Ltd has signed a contract with Dutch shipbuilder Royal Bodewes Group BV to build its ninth owned vessel.

Plywood sector parties in London
06 February 2018 Around 135 people attended the Plywood Club of London’s Annual Dinner in London on February 2.

Strong panels markets boost Norbord earnings
05 February 2018 Panel producer Norbord has posted record earnings in 2017 for its worldwide business.

UPM plywood division in record 2017 performance
02 February 2018 UPM’s plywood business achieved a record high performance in 2017, the Finland-based forest products giant said in its annual results.

DTE plans major role in UK glulam sector
02 February 2018 Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has set its sights on becoming the UK’s market leader in the design and supply of secondary processed glulam.

TTJ Awards moves to InterContinental London Park Lane
01 February 2018 The TTJ Awards will be moving to London’s Park Lane this year, with the InterContinental Hotel hosting the September 21 event.

January 2018


UK new home registrations grow 6% in 2017
29 January 2018 UK new home registrations were up 6% in 2017, according to NHBC’s latest bulletin.

Bergs Timber to acquire Norvik’s Baltics and UK timber operations
25 January 2018 Bergs Timber has revealed plans to acquire Norvik Timber Industries’ (NTI) operations in the Baltics and the UK.

BWF urges Government for new approach following Carillion failure
24 January 2018 British Woodworking Federation CEO Iain McIlwee has called on the government to develop a structured and more consistent legislative process to deal with market failures in the wake of Carillion entering liquidation.

Hardwood trade gathers in London
24 January 2018 Around 180 people involved in the UK and international hardwood trade gathered together at the London Hardwood Club’s (LHC) New Year Lunch.