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April 2024

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Arauco’s composite panel division saw sales decrease in Q4, 2023
16 April 2024 The wood-based panels division of global forestry and wood products company Arauco saw sales volumes decreases in Q4, 2023 by 5.4%.

Homag and Luli Wood strike strategic agreement
15 April 2024 Chinese panel product giant Luli Wood Industry has a new strategic partnership agreement with German woodworking manufacturer Homag Group.

French school completed in Stora Enso automated coating line
12 April 2024 The Bourdonnières School in Nantes, France has become the first project to be completed using Stora Enso’s automated coating line for cross-laminated timber (CLT). The production line is levelling up the protection for mass timber against moisture, UV radiation and insects.

Woodlands Home & Garden Group opens distribution hub in Scotland
12 April 2024 Specialist garden building manufacturer and retailer Woodlands Home & Garden Group has opened a new warehouse, distribution and sales hub in Scotland. The 40,000ft2 site is located in Glenrothes, Fife and is an exciting development for Woodlands as it looks to expand its operation across the whole of Scotland.

MGM Timber launches online service for trade customers
10 April 2024 Scotland’s largest independent specialist timber merchant, MGM Timber, continues to invest in its growth with the launch of a new online service for trade customers, giving them access to their agreed rates, invoicing, and full product range 24 hours a day.

Latest TDUK stats show timber import volumes fall at start of 2024
08 April 2024 The latest Timber Development UK stats show that falls in softwood, hardwood and plywood imports accounted for a 6% drop in volumes during January 2024, compared to a year earlier.

Jacksons Fencing introduces Jaksun solar fence panel
08 April 2024 Jacksons Fencing has announced the launch of its new and innovative Jaksun Solar Fence Panel, providing homeowners with a remarkable garden fence option which not only provides an attractive boundary but produces energy too.

New research centre for developing fire-resistant wood opens
05 April 2024 A new fire and research centre for testing and development of fire-resistant wood has opened in Sweden.

TTJ Awards 2024 voting to go live
04 April 2024 The annual nationwide search for the best-performing timber product companies in the UK & Ireland – the TTJ Awards – gets underway on Friday, April 5.

NTS appoints Richard Jarvis as commercial and operations director
04 April 2024 National Timber Systems (NTS), the engineered wood products division of National Timber Group, has appointed Richard Jarvis to the newly created role of NTS commercial and operations director.

Donaldson Group joins Tech for Good Alliance
04 April 2024 Donaldson Group has joined the Tech for Good Alliance as it continues to innovate and deliver positive change for third sector organisations. Harnessing the tech skills of volunteers, its first project with Fife Young Carers will improve the charity’s reach and impact.

New report says Belarusian timber entering EU via Poland to beat sanctions
03 April 2024 A multi-agency investigative report has outlined how Belarus is allegedly circumventing EU timber sanctions by exporting wood via other countries.

BioComposites Centre’s Rob Elias to join MDF Recovery
03 April 2024 The director of the well-known BioComposites Centre at Bangor University in Wales is to join MDF Recovery as head of business development.

Reusing supply chain pallets essential to sustainability goals, says NAPD
03 April 2024 The chairman of the National Association of Pallet Distributors (NAPD) has called for supply chain businesses to ensure they have a ‘reuse first’ policy in place for pallets.

STA launches new skills hub and installer training scheme
02 April 2024 In a move that will significantly improve access to high-quality timber skills training, the Structural Timber Association (STA) has launched an online Skills Hub incorporating its new STA Installer Training Scheme (ITS).

TDUK to hold UK Timber Design Conference in London
02 April 2024 Timber Development UK is organising a new conference – the UK Timber Design Conference - focused on a low carbon transformation of the built environment using timber.

James Jones & Sons expands into pallet manufacturing in Australia
02 April 2024 James Jones & Sons Ltd has announce that pallet manufacturing will soon be a part of its Australian operations following the acquisition of Melbourne-based Rodpak Pty Ltd by its Australian subsidiary, Hyne Timber Pty Ltd.

March 2024

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BPI Asset Advisory appointed to dispose of Westwood Darlington assets
28 March 2024 RICS regulated asset valuers BPI Asset Advisory, has been commissioned by the joint liquidators of Westwood Darlington Ltd to dispose of the entire business assets.

Macclesfield Timber unveils new building materials range
28 March 2024 Macclesfield Timber, a branch of Illingworth Ingham, has announced its diversification initiative with the launch of a new range of building materials to meet the evolving needs of its customers.

Buttle’s welcomes MP
28 March 2024 How the building materials’ supply chain is evolving to support environmental responsibility in construction – and responding to the net zero carbon challenge – was the focus of a constituency visit by Daisy Cooper MP last Friday.



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