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Competition body says Grafton’s sale of merchanting business to Huws Gray may reduce competition
02 December, 2021
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that the sale of Grafton Group’s traditional merchanting business to Huws Gray may result in a substantial lessening of competition in one particular geographic area.
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James Latham sees business rebound strongly, but supply chain issues persist
Monday, November 29, 2021 UK timber products distributor James Latham has seen business rebound strongly in 2021 following an uncertain period of trading impacted by the pandemic in 2020.
North American panel producers join together in Climate Positive Now initiative
Monday, November 22, 2021 North American wood-based panels and surfacing producers are joining together under the Climate Positive Now banner to promote the sustainability benefits of decorative wood panels.
Bergs Timber takes 25% stake in paper stud manufacturer
Thursday, November 18, 2021 Swedish-based forest products manufacturer Bergs Timber has taken a 25% share in a company developing paper studs for interior walls and furniture frames.
Sussex shepherds’ hut business soars during pandemic
Thursday, November 18, 2021 A young Sussex man with no formal carpentry training has built a £400,000 turnover business building timber shepherds’ huts during the pandemic and been listed for two county business awards.
Steico wood fibre insulation board expansion moves forward
Thursday, November 18, 2021 Wood fibre insulation board manufacturer Steico is advancing with significant investment plans in production capacity across Europe.
Orchard Timber Products joins National Timber Group
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 The National Timber Group (NTG) continues its rapid expansion plans with takeover of Scottish distributor Orchard Timber Products Ltd.
Roofing Megastore publishes research into building materials price growth
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Online roofing product sales platform Roofing Megastore has completed its own building materials pricing research showing the huge spikes in timber and steel prices in the past year.
Electric timber truck being developed in Sweden
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 SCA and Scania are together developing what they call the first electric timber truck with a technical capability of up to 80 tonnes total weight.
Stora Enso hosts COP26 embodied carbon discussion
Monday, November 15, 2021 Leading forest products manufacturer Stora Enso joined industry calls at COP26 for action from government and business to address embodied emissions in construction.
Grafton says trading in good shape
Friday, November 12, 2021 Grafton Group plc is projecting a full year profit of £265m-£270m for 2021 after reporting continuing strong trading conditions.
Obituary: Derek Fletcher
Friday, November 12, 2021 The timber trade has been paying tributes to one of its longest-serving members who died recently – Derek Fletcher of DHH Timber.
Lathams moves to address lack of carbon understanding in industry
Friday, November 05, 2021 UK timber products distributor James Latham has launched a new carbon initiative which gives its wood products a combined score based on carbon footprint and “locked in” carbon.
TTJ softwood market update: market hits the buffers
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 After a long run starting in April 2020 of steadily increasing prices fed by softwood shortages and strong demand, the UK trade appears to have hit the buffers with several ports filled to capacity, writes TTJ’s Softwood Specialist.
Anglo-French venture targets global expansion in timber treatment market
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Two leading UK and French companies have joined forces to secure global contracts for the supply of specialist timber treatment and preservation equipment.
Softwood supply finally catching construction demand, says TTF
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 More than seven million m3 of timber and panel products were imported by the UK between January and July 2021, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Market Statement.
CPA vaccine mandate survey shows panel industry concerns
Monday, October 18, 2021 US wood panel manufacturers have expressed concern about potential production disruption coming from President Joe Biden’s proclamation stipulating mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all US companies with more than for 100 employees.
BSW Timber acquired by Binderholz
Monday, October 11, 2021 BSW Timber Ltd, the UK’s major integrated forestry and sawmilling group, has been acquired by Binderholz. The deal is subject to normal closing conditions and approval from the Austrian Competition Commission and UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Harlow Bros Holdings announces plans for employee-owned trust
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Timber merchant and engineered timber systems producer Harlow Bros is to see an overhaul of its ownership structure which will put employees at the heart of the business.
Myers Group acquires Baildon timber and plans £500,000 site investment
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 A Bradford timber business is to receive £500,000 of investment after a £1m acquisition of the company by building supplies group the Myers Group.

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