Timber Trades Journal Online


James Jones & Sons acquires UK Pallet Collars
11 June, 2021 James Jones & Sons Ltd, one of the UK’s leading pallet and packaging businesses and owner of pallet collar manufacturer Billington (International) Ltd has announced the acquisition of UK Pallet Collars Ltd.
  • Interfor acquires four US sawmills from Georgia-Pacific
    Interfor Corporation has announced that it has reached an agreement with Georgia-Pacific Wood Products LLC and GP Wood Products LLC to acquire four of its sawmill operations located in Bay Springs, Mississippi, Fayette, Alabama, DeQuincy, Louisiana and Philomath, Oregon. The total purchase price of US$375m, which includes working capital, will be funded entirely from cash on hand.


Words from wood
15 June, 2021 Wood-related terms have entered common parlance, say Andrew True and John Park
  • Law Bows out at Lonza
    David Law, a stalwart of the UK timber treatments sector, has retired after 36 years of service. Colleague Andy Hodge recounts David’s sterling career
  • Automatic Benefits
    Murray Timber Group has installed a Kallfass stacking line to increase automation and boost capacity. Sally Spencer reports
  • Innovation fuels growth
    Salvamac has continued to thrive during the pandemic, thanks to a philosophy of continuous innovation
  • Covid Catapult into Hardwood Digital World
    Hardwood timber business English Woodlands has grown its business during the Covid-19 pandemic and seen a great increase in online purchases. Stephen Powney talked to company director Ian McNally


The Definition of Resilience
15 June, 2021 It’s been challenging times for the US hardwood industry, but production is rising and optimism is in the air, reports AHEC executive director Mike Snow
  • Confident your timber is correctly fire-treated?
    Most specifiers rely on their supply chain to deliver products fi t for purpose. Fire-retardant timber is a case in point. You’re given the paperwork to tick the box. But is that enough? And do you know what to ask to ensure correct treatment? asks Mark Eggleston, managing director of WJ Group
  • Physical event planned for 25th anniversary TTJ Awards
    It’s heartening to see signs of normal life resuming once again. Meeting up with others following the easing of pandemic restrictions has been a welcome relief after what has seemed like a long winter and springtime. I don’t know about you but it seemed like I had exhausted my narrow list of Covid-safe things to do.
  • Not letting the FLEGT conversation flag
    The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
  • A clear case for treatment clarity
    The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant