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James Latham acquires Abbey Woods of Ireland
18 February, 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.
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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).
Lord Deben: more timber construction and forestry planting needed to meet climate change targets
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The UK Government will not meet its climate change targets without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction.
BCF conference to cover political and economic landscape
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The annual conference of the British Coatings Federation will take place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel on May 9. A reception and gala dinner will follow the conference programme.
TTF adapts structure to focus on market-facing activities
Monday, January 28, 2019 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has reported new members joining and an alteration of structure to focus on increased market-facing activities.
Movement restrictions to protect against tree pest in Kent
Monday, January 28, 2019 New measures have been introduced to protect the country against the larger eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus), which was discovered in Kent in December 2018.
Setra reports growth in annual profits
Monday, January 28, 2019 Swedish wood products company Setra has reported a near doubling of annual operating profits to SKr310m, (2017: SKr159m) for 2018.
MEDITE SMARTPLY sponsors Wood and Wellness
Friday, January 25, 2019 Leading panel products manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY has come on board TTJ’s Wood and Wellness Conference as a Silver Sponsor.
UK government publishes timber importer advice for no deal Brexit scenario
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 The UK government has published advice for timber importers and exporters in the event of a no deal Brexit.
LIGNIA Wood Company signs distribution agreement with Timber Connection
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 LIGNIA Wood Company, the modified timber manufacturer, has signed a distribution agreement with a leading UK timber distributor – Timber Connection.
Homegrown timber sales index charts slowing of price growth
Monday, January 14, 2019 Latest available UK private sector homegrown timber sales figures from Bidwells demonstrates the trailing off of price increases.
New MD at David Salisbury
Monday, January 14, 2019 After a record-breaking 2018 for David Salisbury Joinery the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Wes Kangurs as its new managing director as part of the next phase of its development.
Schattdecor acquires US Coating Company
Monday, January 14, 2019 Wood based panels surfacing giant The Schattdecor Group has finalised the purchase of US Coating Company, of South Carolina.
M&M Timber faces temporary reduced output after fire
Monday, January 14, 2019 M&M Timber is facing 2-3 weeks of reduced output following a fire at its Clow’s Top production site near Kidderminster.
Fire at M&M Timber
Friday, January 11, 2019 Fire crews worked through the night on January 10 at M&M Timber’s Kidderminster site dealing with a fire in a wood processing plant.
Homegrown hardwood timber on the up
Monday, January 07, 2019 Grown in Britain’s latest pricing data for UK grown hardwood is showing across the board value increases for 2018.
Stora Enso and FSC join forces in a strategic partnership
Thursday, January 03, 2019 Stora Enso and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have signed an international partnership agreement establishing a long-term strategic collaboration to develop and promote sustainable forestry.

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