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Signals point to potential market improvement in the spring, says Sweden’s Bergs 08 February, 2023
Swedish wood products manufacturer Bergs says 2022 was a decent year despite the weak timber market in the final six months of the period.
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SterlingOSB Zero primed for action
Wednesday, February 08, 2023 Panel product manufacturer, West Fraser, has introduced a new ready-primed version of its SterlingOSB Zero board, which is ideal for use in a wide range of situations from site hoardings through to building exhibition stands and other installations where appearance is important.
BWF champions role of apprenticeships
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 To champion this years’ National Apprenticeship Week theme of “Skills for Life”, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and its members are shining a spotlight on how woodworking and joinery focused apprenticeships provide an alternative route to university and offer a lifelong career.
Recruitment drive marks NMBS anniversary
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 A total of 60 apprenticeship opportunities are being created to mark the 60th anniversary of builders’ merchants buying society, NMBS, during National Apprenticeship Week (February 6-12).
Austrian sawmiller Pfeifer completes takeover of Finnish producer
Monday, February 06, 2023 Austrian wood products giant Pfeifer has successfully completed the acquisition of the largest private wood processing company in northern Finland, Pölkky Oy.
SCA reports 2022 annual results
Monday, February 06, 2023 SCA’s wood division saw a 30% fall in EBITDA in 2022 compared to 2021, which it blamed on lower selling prices and higher costs.
TDUK has new venue for Annual Dinner
Monday, February 06, 2023 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
Monday, February 06, 2023 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
Friday, February 03, 2023 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
Friday, February 03, 2023 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
Friday, February 03, 2023 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.

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