Timber Trades Journal Online
A US construction services company which set up a US$150m mass timber (cross laminated timber – CLT) factory in 2019 has filed for bankruptcy.Read more
Devon-based Carpenter Oak has been involved supplying oak for a stunning new memorial to D-Day soldiers who lost their lives in Normandy during World War 2.Read more
Brickability Group plc has announced a £63m takeover agreement of Taylor Maxwell.Read more
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.
Metsä Wood launches hybrid sandwich wall element
Metsä Wood and its partners have designed a hybrid sandwich wall element which it says will renew offsite construction, offering “a sustainable way of building”.
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.
Carpenter Oak supplies oak for major new D-Day memorial in Normandy
Devon-based Carpenter Oak has been involved supplying oak for a stunning new memorial to D-Day soldiers who lost their lives in Normandy during World War 2.
Scotline launches new ship MV Scot Isles in virtual ceremony
Scotline’s latest ship the MV Scot Isles was launched in a virtual ceremony on June 4 at Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Groningen.
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
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
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