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Taylor Maxwell named Timber Trader of the Year in TTJ Awards 2023
18 September, 2023
Taylor Maxwell has been voted Timber Trader of the Year in this year’s TTJ Awards.
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TTJ Awards prepares for lift-off
Thursday, September 14, 2023 The TTJ Awards 2023 is preparing for lift-off in central London on Friday September 15.
Bulmor Lancer signs up as TTJ Awards sponsor
Monday, August 21, 2023 Bulmor Lancer has joined the sponsors of the TTJ Awards 2023, supporting the long established Structural Timber Systems of the Year voted category.
West Fraser reports recovering OSB demand in US during Q2
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Panel products giant West Fraser says its OSB business saw recovering demand during Q2, giving it sufficient confidence to increase its North American OSB shipments guidance for 2023.
Panel products innovation and technology under the spotlight at IPPS
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Registrations are now open for the International Panel Products Symposium in Wales on October 3-4.
Weak construction sector weighs on Steico sales and profits
Wednesday, August 09, 2023 Wood fibre insulation board giant Steico saw a 58% hit on its EBIT in the first half of 2023, it reported in a trading update.
World first date palm MDF plant project starts in Egypt
Friday, July 14, 2023 Dieffenbacher is to supply the world’s first plant for the production of MDF from date palm fronds to Egypt.
TTJ Awards 2023 host is actor and comedian Hal Cruttenden
Friday, July 07, 2023 The host and guest speaker for this year’s TTJ Awards is actor, writer and comedian Hal Cruttenden.
Lathams reports annual pre-tax profits of £44.5m
Friday, June 30, 2023 James Latham has reported another year of healthy financial results, with pre-tax profits of £44.5m from revenue of £408.4m for the financial year ended March 31, 2023.
TTJ Timber Merchanting Development Award entry deadline nears
Monday, June 26, 2023 There is still time to enter the TTJ Timber Merchanting Development Award. The merchanting award, which is organised in association with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), forms part of the annual TTJ Awards – the UK timber industry’s leading annual awards event.
Major auction of insolvent kitchen manufacturer to take place
Thursday, June 22, 2023 A major auction of equipment from insolvent kitchen manufacturer Pembar Trading Ltd (trading as Hatt Kitchens) will take place in early July.
German sawmilling sector to hold online conference to discuss economic climate
Thursday, June 22, 2023 The German sawmilling industry is to give an online economic update to its members and the press on June 27 in view of what it calls “economic challenges” facing the sector.
DHH Panel Products rebrands
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 DHH Panel Products has announced a rebranding and the launch of its new website. The rebranding from DHH Timber to DHH Panel Products signifies a milestone for the company.
Stora Enso to close Napi sawmill in Estonia as part of Group restructuring
Friday, June 16, 2023 Stora Enso has announced wide-ranging restructuring actions that will result in the reduction of 1,150 employees and the closure of several productions units, including the Näpi sawmill in Estonia.
IBMG acquires builders merchant operations of Kent Blaxhill
Monday, June 12, 2023 Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) has acquired the Colchester and Bury St Edmunds builders merchant operations of Kent Blaxill.
Medite SmartPly owner reports strong 2022 profits but predicts more challenging 2023
Monday, June 12, 2023 The owner of the Medite SmartPly Irish wood-based panels business has reported strong annual profits for 2022 but warned on the more challenging environment this year.
Final chance to vote in UK’s TTJ timber industry awards
Friday, June 09, 2023 Who is going to be crowned this year’s TTJ Awards’ Timber Trader of the Year 2023?
Trade Fabrication Systems marks 25-years’ trading
Thursday, June 08, 2023 Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS), a UK processor of wood-based panel products, celebrates 25 years of trading this month.
Softwood imports resilient in first two months of 2023, says TDUK
Wednesday, June 07, 2023 Latest stats from Timber Development UK show softwood imports in the first two months of 2023 were up 2.4% compared to last year, with totals standing at 462,000m3 in February.
Mercer International grows its mass timber ambitions in North America
Monday, June 05, 2023 Mercer International Inc has cemented its position as a leading mass timber construction provider in North America by receiving court approval to acquire substantially all of Structurlam’s assets.

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