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Tolko Industries Ltd has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply the core components of a CEBRO smart OSB plant for its production facility in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada.Read more
The 2023 Timber Development UK Annual Dinner will be held at a new venue this year - Old Billingsgate.
Setra reports SEK-69m operating loss in Q4 2022
Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating loss of SEK-69m (2021 Q4: SEK369m) for Q4 of 2022.
UK plywood industry enjoys successful annual dinner at The Brewery
The UK plywood industry converged on central London on January 27 for the second major timber sector event in a day.
BMF Burns Night raises record sum for charity
The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) raised £13,000 for its charity of the year Band of Builders, at its annual Burns Night supper held in Edinburgh last week. This was not only a record sum for the event, it is also the largest single contribution to a fantastic total of £32,500 raised by BMF for the charity over the last 12 months.
Project Net Zero Home uses MEDITE SMARTPLY products
In County Wexford, south-east Ireland, work is under way on a Project Net Zero Home near MEDITE SMARTPLY’s wood-panel manufacturing facilities. This exemplar new-build house aims to demonstrate how to put theories of decarbonising buildings into practice, with the aim of achieving net zero carbon.
Founded almost 60 years ago, Thorogood Timber has always believed that everything it does should be focused on quality – and that includes its Stakapal racking
House maker opts for OHRA
Prefabricated timber house manufacturer Ubrankovics turned to OHRA for its storage solutions
AHEC unveils certification project
With certified sustainability and legality increasingly a default requirement in the global timber trade, a new approach to certification is evolving in the US. Mike Jeffree reports
The scientific approach
Mike Gorman, sales director of East Yorkshire racking specialist Filstorage, looks at the scientific approach to timber yard design and how this can benefit merchants
Fire protection hots up
Fire retardant wood-based panels are a subject of keen market interest. One FR technology specialist – Zeroignition – recently showed its capabilities to international global producers in Germany. Stephen Powney talked to Martin Dickie of Zeroignition
Economic headwinds are building for the UK sawmill sector, but Defra now has the resources to make a difference for the industry by stimulating productive tree planting, writes Confederation of Forest Industries chief executive Stuart Goodall
World Cup distraction from difficult markets
The World Cup has kicked off and while we’ll all be hoping for English or Welsh success, the tournament is not necessarily universally being welcomed by all in the business community.
Stoical softwood sector in sobering times
There was no ignoring the grim global economic picture at the 2022 International Softwood Conference, but it also highlighted the sector’s longer term positives. Conference moderator, Fort Builders Merchants director Keith Fryer reports
Are we at a tipping point for fire door safety?
The recent passing of the Building Safety Act 2022, along with the Fire Safety Act 2021, marks a critical point in the way building safety risks will be considered. To ensure compliance with the new regime, greater understanding and awareness of the benefits that third-party fire door certification provides is crucial, writes Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF)
Congo Basin Regional Scheme a PEFC first
The PAFC Congo Basin scheme aims to increase sustainable forest management certification in the region, writes PEFC development officer Thomas Seyvet