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North American panel producers join together in Climate Positive Now initiative
22 November, 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North East plans summit on materials shortage crisis
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 A North East emergency summit has been organised to address to the deepening “materials shortage crisis” in the construction industry.
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.
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.
Steico’s UK sales rise 51.6% in H1, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021 I-joist producer Steico has reported a 51.6% boost in its UK business for the first half of 2021.
TTJ Awards 2021 voted category shortlists released
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The TTJ Awards 2021 is gathering momentum with the release of this year’s voted category finalists.
Woodbois reports healthy revenue increase and completion of Primultini sawmill line
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 African forestry and timber trading firm Woodbois Limited has reported increased revenues in H1 2021 and expects sawn timber output to grow by 30% in H2.
West Fraser panels and lumber businesses soar in Q1
Monday, May 24, 2021 North American timber products giant West Fraser, which acquired Norbord earlier this year, has reported adjusted earnings (EBITDA) of US$665m for Q1, 2021.
Panels conference looks beyond Covid-19
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 More than 200 representatives of the international wood-based panels industry gathered for Wood Based Panels International’s (WBPI) Beyond Covid virtual conference on May 11.
Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards launches
Monday, May 10, 2021 Voting is underway for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards, which this year will be a hybrid event featuring an in-person event in central London and live-streaming to a wider digital audience.
Global wood-based panels conference to debate panels markets on May 11
Friday, May 07, 2021 TTJ-sister title Wood Based Panels International (WBPI) kicks off its virtual half-day conference on May 11, focusing on the performance of the global panels industry during the Covid-19 pandemic and looking beyond.
MDF Recovery targets 2022 for first operational plant
Friday, March 12, 2021 Innovative MDF recycling company MDF Recovery (MDFR) says the first operational plant featuring its technology is aimed to be running in 2022.
WBPI’s Beyond Covid virtual event changes date to May 11
Saturday, February 06, 2021 Wood Based Panels International's (WBPI) virtual half-day conference event - Beyond Covid-19: The global wood-based panels industry adapting for the future – will be taking place on May 11.
Lathams reflects on 2020 performance
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Leading UK timber products distributor James Latham has reported a major shift in the materials sector as specifiers select new products to reflect the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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