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Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards to get underway on May 10
06 May, 2021
Voting gets underway on May 10 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.
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UK Softwood Conference to cover important updates on latest market dynamics
Monday, March 22, 2021 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) annual Softwood Conference on March 31 will address softwood market dynamics against a backdrop of both the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.
Forest felling licence problems in Ireland continue to cause problems
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Reduced number of forest planting and felling licences are impacting the Irish forestry and sawmilling sector, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.
Softwood Briefing from TTJ
Monday, March 15, 2021 The UK softwood market took off as soon as the New Year began, with importers chasing shipments while the sawmills were still trying to cope with a real winter, the likes of which had not been seen for many years.
Nordic mills post strong annual results
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 Nordic forest products operations have reported strong performances, despite the disruptions caused by the global health crisis.
BSW Timber Solutions Ltd announced as new name of SCA Wood UK
Friday, February 26, 2021 BSW announced today that its recent acquisition - the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK - has now been renamed BSW Timber Solutions Ltd.
Södra Wood Ltd announces a two-year contract with Denholm Port Services
Monday, February 22, 2021 Södra Wood Ltd’s new two-year contract with Denholm Port Services is part of Södra taking steps to streamline its imports and mitigate any potential issues or customs delays in light of increased paperwork and more complex requirements following the UK’s departure from the EU.
Stora Enso wood products division sees profits rise in 2020
Monday, February 08, 2021 Wood products giant Stora Enso saw a 4.6% growth in its operational earnings (EBITDA) in 2020 to €160m (2019: €153m).
Setra’s operating profits rise to SEK117m for 2020
Friday, January 29, 2021 Swedish wood products company Setra has reporting operating profit of SEK117m (2019: SEK8m) for 2020. Net sales totalled SEK4.13bn (2019: SEK4.26bn).
AB Karl Hedin to expand Krylbo sawmill
Thursday, January 07, 2021 Swedish sawmiller AB Karl Hedin intends to build a new planing mill, extra storage capacity and further timber kiln drying facilities at its sawmill in Krylbo, Avesta.
Sodra to sell prefabricated timber house division
Thursday, January 07, 2021 Sodra is divesting Trivselhus AB to housing supplier Svensk Husproduktion with a completion date set for March 1, 2021.
HS Timber Group to build new Belarus sawmill
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 HS Timber Group subsidiary HS Belacon LLC is to construct an €84m sawmill in the Belarusian region of Grodno.
Sawmiller James Jones purchases Scottish windfarm
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 UK sawmiller James Jones & Sons has acquired the UK’s first subsidy-free wind farm together with London-based specialist asset manager Gresham House Asset Management.
BSW acquires the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 BSW has today acquired the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK, which includes the manufacture and distribution of timber and associated products to the home improvement and builders merchant sectors.
West Fraser to acquire Norbord and create global wood products leading group
Thursday, November 19, 2020 West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what is a giant move in the global wood products arena.
Setra plans to ramp up production in response to global demand
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Swedish sawmilling group Setra plans to fully ramp up production during the autumn in response to strong demand and product shortages on global markets.
Holmen acquisition of Martinsons gets green light
Monday, September 14, 2020 Holmen’s agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products, has been given the green light by the Swedish Competition Authority.
Stora Enso wood product sales dip 16% in Q2
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Stora Enso’s wood product sales dipped by 16% in Q2, 2020 to €347m mainly due to lower deliveries negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and lower classic sawn prices.
Setra maintains full sawmill production
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Swedish sawmiller Setra says COVID-19 is continuing to cause uncertainty but it has succeeded in maintaining full sawmill production without furloughing any employees.
Coillte delivers strong 2019 results but warns on Covid-19 and timber availability
Thursday, July 02, 2020 Irish state forester Coillte has posted strong 2019 financial results but warned that Covid-19, issues with approving felling licences and Brexit are impacting timber availability and economic performance this year.

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