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New national sales manager at Stenner
Dean Leng has joined Stenner Ltd as national sales manager. He will be responsible for developing the company’s sales presence within the UK and Irish wood processing industry.
Joinery sector converges for BWF Members Day
Around 140 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) members were urged about the need to create a wood culture in the UK at the federation’s annual Members Day.
TTF activities highlighted at AGM
The Timber Trade Federation will continue to drive and grow a profitable industry and to promote its members as suppliers of “timber you can trust”, delegates at the organisation’s June 14 annual general meeting were told.
Covers boosts charity at summer fair
Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Chichester has raised £556.10 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice following its annual summer fair.
Hewitt joins BWF
Helen Hewitt has joined the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), taking on the role of membership director and lead for the Wood and Window Alliance (WWA).
RGB recognises long service
RGB Building Supplies has held a celebratory dinner to recognise staff who have been with the company for 25 years or more.
TTJ stalwart leaves
TTJ editorial team member Keren Fallwell has left the company after 23 years of service.
TTJ welcomes Bayanda Thikazi
Bayanda Thikazi has joined TTJ’s sales team and will be responsible for market place and events advertising.
Jake Meyer aiming for K2 summit
The well-known Meyer timber industry family hopes to have a member summit one of the world’s most difficult mountains this summer.
Kebony appoints CCO
Modified wood producer Kebony has announced the appointment of Dirk Schilmoeller as chief commercial officer (CCO).
STA members ride for charity
A team of cyclists from Structural Timber Association member companies has raised more than £5,000 for charity.
Riding re-elected as UKFPA president
Frank Riding of Ridings Sawmills Ltd has been re-elected as president of the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA).
Compsite Prime helps reduce plastic waste
Composite Prime says its wood/plastic decking saves the equivalent of 10 million plastic bottles every six months going to landfill.
Tilhill expands investment team
David Pelly has joined Tilhill Forestry’s investment and property team.
Pasquill wins environment award
UK roof truss giant Pasquill has won a prestigious Saint-Gobain Emerald Environment Award.
Construction figures show dip
Severe wintry weather at the start of 2018, rising costs and Brexit are to blame for a sharp drop in construction output, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
US softwood lumber consumption on track for record highs
US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030, resulting in export opportunities for sawmills in Europe and Latin America, according to a new study from ForestEdge and Wood Resources International.
Declining wood products trade between China and the USA
The value of the wood products trade between China and the US fell 16% in March 2018, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report.
Minister visits Egger UK factory
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry MP, has visited Northumberland’s largest private sector employer – Egger UK – as part of his visit to the county to discuss the Borderlands Growth Deal.
TRA in project-led refocus
The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) continues to grow in influence and membership. But, operating in a competitive, ever-evolving industry, it can’t afford to be complacent, hence the need for a fundamental shift in its operation and structure.