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US university researches use of tree forks as structural nodes
12 May, 2022
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are exploring using discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in structures.
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James Jones’ Forres site expansion project supported by HIE funding
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Plans to develop a new timber manufacturing and processing facility in Forres, Moray, have secured up to £279,000 Green Jobs Fund investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
TTJ Awards 2022 voting launches on April 6
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Voting has got underway for the 26th annual TTJ Awards – the UK’s own timber industries awards event.
Dietrich's celebrates 40 years and reshapes its own future
Friday, March 11, 2022 Germany-based timber construction software firm Dietrich’s Technology AG has been acquired by Elvaston Capital Management GmbH.
TTJ Awards 2022 will take place on September 30 at the InterContinental Park Lane
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 The 2022 TTJ Awards will take place at The InterContinental Park Lane, London on September 30.
Construction sector audience returns for physical Futurebuild show
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 The Futurebuild show at London’s ExCeL on March 1-3 welcomed a wide range of construction sector visitors last week and featured about 300 exhibitors.
Pfeifer Group has large investment plans across business
Monday, February 28, 2022 Austria-based sawmiller and engineered timber products manufacturer Pfeifer Group is celebrating the 30th year of its Uelzen site in Germany with large investment plans.
Stora Enso invests in automated CLT coating line
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Stora Enso is investing €9m in an automated CLT (cross-laminated timber) coating line at the Ybbs sawmill in Austria.
James Jones acquires majority share in Australian sawmiller and CLT manufacturer
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 UK-based sawmilling group James Jones & Sons Ltd has acquired just under 60% of the shares in Mayflower Enterprises Pty Ltd in Australia, the holding company of Hyne Timber and XLam.
Setra says prices stabilise at relatively high level after Q4 downturn
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 Sweden-based wood products company Setra has reported a 2021 annual operating profit of SEK1.58bn (2020: SEK117m).
New white paper examines insurer perspective on mass timber buildings
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 A new white paper on mass timber construction with input from 24 major UK insurers is recommending that hybrid structures combining traditional and modern method of construction may represent the best route forward to satisfying multiple considerations including insurance risks and carbon reduction.
Stora Enso reports healthy 2021 annual financial results
Friday, January 28, 2022 Nordic forest products giant Stora Enso has reported an 83% growth in annual pre-tax profits for 2021 to €1.41bn (2020: €773m).
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.
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.
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.
Arnold Laver crowned Timber Trader of the Year at 2021 TTJ Awards
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 About 250 UK timber industry representatives gathered in central London last Friday at the TTJ Awards to see Arnold Laver crowned Timber Trader of the Year.
Nobu Portman Square readies for the TTJ Awards
Thursday, August 19, 2021 The Nobu Portman Square Hotel will be the setting for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards taking place on September 17.
Ayrshire sawmill creates 25 new jobs thanks to new forestry contract
Thursday, August 19, 2021 A timber processor in Troon is creating 25 new jobs thanks to a new contract awarded to them by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).
LP sales more than double as OSB business soars
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation reported a 142% increase in net sales for Q2, 2021 to US$1.3bn compared to the same period in the prior year.
Arnold Laver sees 15% sales drop in 2020, reports stronger trading this year
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 UK nationwide timber products distributor Arnold Laver has reported a 15% decrease in its annual sales to £123.4m due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. But trading in 2021 is performing strongly.

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