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In normal circumstances, self-congratulation is not a trait to be indulged in. But I hope you'll forgive TTJ this once as it was first published in May 1873, so we're celebrating our 140th birthday, and marking it this week by reprinting the very first edition.
Peter Latham, chairman of James Latham plc, congratulates TTJ on 140 years of serving the timber industry
Simon Smith, sales director of WL West & Sons, laments the loss of a thirst for knowledge in the timber industry
Three new industry initiatives will help educate specifiers about timber
The London Hardwood Club has been an industry voice for 76 years
The timber industry must keep up its sustainability and legality message, says Keith Fryer
The BWF is helping joinery companies in these economic and regulatory demanding times. Its chief executive, Iain McIlwee, explains
The American Hardwood Export Council dares to be different, says Mike Jeffree
There was a dim and distant past, when journalists used good old-fashioned typewriters. The stories we rattled out with RSI-raddled fingers wended their way downstairs to the in-house typesetters, who set out page plates in letters freshly formed from the molten lead bubbling on burners beside them.
Appointing an architect to head Wood for Good is a sign of the timber industry's new-found self-confidence, says the campaign's new chairman, Craig White