New News information at Timber Trade Journal Online New and updated information from News listed on http://www.ttjonline.com http://www.ttjonline.com/ en-us http://www.ttjonline.com/ New News information at Timber Trade Journal Online http://http//www.ttjonline.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Gripsure appointed ‘Export Champion’ http://www.ttjonline.com/news/gripsure-appointed-export-champion-9713838 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/gripsure-appointed-export-champion-9713838 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9713838/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Gripsure is celebrating after being appointed an ‘Export Champion’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Fri, 20 May 2022 06:09:38 GMT MEDITE SMARTPLY OSB manufacturing facility upgrade complete http://www.ttjonline.com/news/medite-smartply-osb-manufacturing-facility-upgrade-complete-9711406 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/medite-smartply-osb-manufacturing-facility-upgrade-complete-9711406 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9711406/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>After over a year of transformative investment, the upgrade of MEDITE SMARTPLY’s OSB factory in County Waterford has been completed. This new world class drying, energy and screening system will enhance resource efficiency and asset reliability for SMARTPLY OSB. Thu, 19 May 2022 11:12:56 GMT Warning as three-quarters of fire doors fail inspection http://www.ttjonline.com/news/warning-as-three-quarters-of-fire-doors-fail-inspection-9707550 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/warning-as-three-quarters-of-fire-doors-fail-inspection-9707550 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9707550/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>One of the UK’s leading fire door inspection organisations has warned of a “tragedy waiting to happen” after it revealed three-quarters of the fire doors inspected in the UK by its approved inspectors did not meet the required standard. Wed, 18 May 2022 08:37:05 GMT Timber forum hears signs of reducing demand and consumer confidence http://www.ttjonline.com/news/timber-forum-hears-signs-of-reducing-demand-and-consumer-confidence-9697796 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/timber-forum-hears-signs-of-reducing-demand-and-consumer-confidence-9697796 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9697796/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Signs of reducing demand and falling consumer confidence were reported at the most recent Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Timber Forum in London. Fri, 13 May 2022 11:14:00 GMT US university researches use of tree forks as structural nodes http://www.ttjonline.com/news/us-university-researches-use-of-tree-forks-as-structural-nodes-9694487 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/us-university-researches-use-of-tree-forks-as-structural-nodes-9694487 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9694487/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are exploring using discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in structures. Thu, 12 May 2022 11:58:00 GMT TTBS AGM held at the RAF Club, Piccadilly http://www.ttjonline.com/news/ttbs-agm-held-at-the-raf-club-piccadilly-9694378 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/ttbs-agm-held-at-the-raf-club-piccadilly-9694378 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9694378/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Members of the timber trade gathered for the Timber Trades’ Benevolent Society (TTBS) AGM and lunch on May 5th at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly. Thu, 12 May 2022 11:18:00 GMT James Latham launches new Digital Showroom Platform http://www.ttjonline.com/news/james-latham-launches-new-digital-showroom-platform-9690348 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/james-latham-launches-new-digital-showroom-platform-9690348 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9690348/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Specifiers now have a new way of viewing James Latham decorative surfaces online thanks to a new hyper-realistic 3D Digital Showroom Platform that has just launched. Wed, 11 May 2022 09:54:00 GMT Jacksons Fencing unveils new angled fence posts http://www.ttjonline.com/news/jacksons-fencing-unveils-new-angled-fence-posts-9690174 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/jacksons-fencing-unveils-new-angled-fence-posts-9690174 <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/9690174/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Jacksons Fencing has launched angled slotted fence post for the spring and summer season. Wed, 11 May 2022 09:01:23 GMT Stora Enso strengthens presence in France http://www.ttjonline.com/news/stora-enso-strengthens-presence-in-france-9683312 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/stora-enso-strengthens-presence-in-france-9683312 Stora Enso has invested in ACDF Industrie SAS, becoming a 35% shareholder of the French wood processing company. Mon, 09 May 2022 11:23:57 GMT West Fraser Q1 sales and profits going strong http://www.ttjonline.com/news/west-fraser-q1-sales-and-profits-going-strong-9683014 http://www.ttjonline.com/news/west-fraser-q1-sales-and-profits-going-strong-9683014 Leading global OSB and lumber manufacturer West Fraser has reported a boost in sales and earnings in Q1, compared to Q4, 2021. Mon, 09 May 2022 09:47:00 GMT