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Homag and Hundegger strategic partnership for timber construction
16 April, 2019
Leading German machine makers Homag and Hans Hundegger AG have formed a straetgic partnership for the worldwide marketing of integrated total solutions for timber house production.
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Snows Timber becomes independent after MBO
Monday, March 25, 2019 Snows Timber has announced the completion of a management buy out led by managing director Ian Church.
MBO at Performance Doorsets Solutions
Monday, March 25, 2019 A management buyout for the shares and assets of Lancashire-based Performance Doorset Solutions Ltd (PDS) has been completed.
LIGNIA signs up Global Timber
Monday, March 18, 2019 Modified timber business LIGNIA Wood Company has announced a new distribution partnership that covers much of Europe and South-east Asia with Global Timber, one of Europe’s leading timber companies.
Wood Awards call for entries
Monday, March 18, 2019 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2019 call for entries.
Timber company blaze near Wigan
Monday, March 18, 2019 A large timber merchant fire near Wigan has seen up to 40 firefighters involved.
Travis Perkins and Grafton results “solid” despite mixed market backdrop
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Merchanting giants Travis Perkins (TP) and Grafton Group have reported solid annual results despite acknowledging a weaker market backdrop.
Taylor’s Timber Centre restructures
Thursday, March 07, 2019 A restructuring and business expansion programme at Taylor’s Timber Centre in Bradford has seen general manager Mark Pullan acquire a 25% shareholding in the business and take over as managing director.
Sydenhams acquires Snows Timber’s Glastonbury site
Friday, March 01, 2019 Sydenhams has announced that it has acquired Snows Timber’s Glastonbury operation in Somerset.
GP Wood worker dies after accident at Enniskeane mill
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 GP Wood has confirmed that one of its workers has died following an accident on February 26 at its Enniskeane mill in west Cork.
Stewart Milne Timber Systems in MMC partnership with leading housing association
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Stewart Milne Timber Systems has entered into a partnership to deliver timber frame for more than 1,500 homes for L&Q, one of the UK’s leading housing associations.
Wood-based panels industry scholarship offered
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 One award, worth £1,000 or two awards each worth £500 are now available to support early career development within the wood based panel sector.
Norbord invests further £35m into Inverness factory
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Wood panel manufacturer Norbord is investing £35m into the second phase of development of its Inverness factory in Scotland – taking overall investment in the past two years to £145m.
Cairngorm acquires Sentry Doors
Monday, February 25, 2019 Cairngorm Capital has made further moves in the timber products sector with the acquisition of fire and security door manufacturer Sentry Doors.
Traders converge on Bristol for annual dinner
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Timber traders gathered for the annual Western Timber Trade Association (WTTA) dinner in Bristol on February 15.
James Latham acquires Abbey Woods of Ireland
Monday, February 18, 2019 James Latham has acquired the entire issued share capital of Abbey Wood Agencies Ltd, a leading Irish timber merchant and the official distributor of Accoya wood in Ireland.
US timber giant agrees to acquire UK timber agency
Monday, February 18, 2019 US-based International Forest Products LLC (IFP) has announced an agreement to acquire Price and Pierce Forest Products Ltd, one of the oldest timber agencies in the UK.
Timber “perfectly placed” to benefit from growing wellness economy, conference hears
Thursday, February 14, 2019 TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference, which took place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on February 13 heard that the wood sector is perfectly placed to potentially benefit from the growing global wellbeing economy.
Wood and Wellness conference prepares to kick off
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The Wood and Wellness conference takes place in central London on Wednesday February 13, with top architects Alex de Rijke, Oliver Heath and DaeWha Kang sharing their experience of using wood as part of projects to foster health and well-being.
Stora Enso grows profits
Monday, February 11, 2019 Stora Enso recorded a 63% growth in pre-tax profits to €1.2bn in 2018 (2017: €742m).

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