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German sawmilling sector welcomes restart of federal house construction stimulus programme
20 February, 2024
The German Sawmill and Wood Industry Association (DeSH) has welcomed the restart of a funding programme to stimulate the German house construction industry but criticizes the lack of funding and focus on sustainable building materials.
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West Fraser cuts back US sawmilling operations due to high costs and poor demand
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Canada-based forest products manufacturer West Fraser Timber Co Ltd has announced it will close its sawmill in Maxville, Florida and indefinitely curtail operations at its sawmill in Huttig, Arkansas by the end of January.
2024 TTJ Awards to be held on September 20
Monday, January 29, 2024 The 2024 TTJ Awards is preparing to get up and running for another year, with September 20 being set as the date for the annual awards presentation lunch in London.
European sawmilling boss urges wood industry to avoid pessimism despite current market woes
Wednesday, January 03, 2024 The CEO of one of Europe’s largest sawmilling groups has told the market and customers to avoid pessimism at the start of 2024 and shared long-term reasons to be optimistic about wood’s market prospects.
Stora Enso agrees to sell Napi sawmill to Puidukoda
Wednesday, January 03, 2024 Stora Enso has agreed to sell the Napi sawmill in Estonia to local planed timber producer Puidukoda.
Christmas sparkles at the London Softwood Club Christmas luncheon
Friday, December 08, 2023 A record attendance of 190 people was recorded at this year’s London Softwood Club (LSC) Christmas luncheon held on Thursday afternoon (December 7) at the sumptuous Royal Horseguards Hotel in Westminster.
UPM invests €10m in Korkeakoski sawmill
Tuesday, December 05, 2023 UPM is to invest nearly €10m in the modernisation of the Korkeakoski sawmill, Finland.
Bergs Timber shareholders to convene on Dec 27 for takeover approval
Monday, December 04, 2023 An extraordinary general meeting of Bergs Timber AB shareholders has been called for December 27 to approve the SEK1.54bn takeover offer from Norvik hf.
Stora Enso updates EPDs for products
Monday, December 04, 2023 Stora Enso has reported lower product carbon footprints for many of its wood products as verified by transparent third parties in their Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).
Mercer International reports EBITDA reductions but says inflation pressures are easing
Monday, November 20, 2023 International forest products group Mercer International has seen its EBITDA slashed by more than two-thirds for Q3, 2023 compared to a year ago, but it has noted some easing of inflationary pressures.
Downbeat economic forecasts shared at TDUK markets conference in London
Thursday, November 09, 2023 UK and international timber traders gathered in strong numbers for Timber Development UK’s Global Market Conference in London on Wednesday at a time of difficult market dynamics.
International Softwood Conference attracts record-breaking delegate numbers
Monday, October 16, 2023 A record-breaking 333-strong crowd of delegates attended this year’s International Softwood conference in Vienna to debate the availability of wood raw materials and other market dynamics.
Taylor Maxwell named Timber Trader of the Year in TTJ Awards 2023
Monday, September 18, 2023 Taylor Maxwell has been voted Timber Trader of the Year in this year’s TTJ Awards.
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.
Annual German Timber Congress to be held in Stuttgart
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 More than 240 participants from the German timber and forestry sector will convene in Stuttgart for the annual German Timber Congress to discuss the issues of the day.
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.
Slide in Brazil exports of wood products
Monday, August 14, 2023 Brazilian exports of wood-based products slid 39% in June 2023 compared to the same month a year earlier, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest bulletin.
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.
German sawmilling sector warns of impacts from construction downturn
Thursday, June 29, 2023 A massive drop in German construction sector activity is impacting the German sawmilling sector, industry executives have warned.
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.

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