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March 2023


ICF conference to improve forester/farmer connections
24 March 2023 Increased integration between farmers and foresters will be promoted at a conference organised by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) from April 25-26.

DTS appoints Frank O’Reilly as manufacturing director
24 March 2023 Leading UK offsite timber frame manufacturer, Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS), has appointed Frank O’Reilly as manufacturing director of its UK-wide operations.

EPAL reports record pallet repair figures
23 March 2023 EPAL UK and Ireland has reported an uplift in the number of pallet repairs carried out across its network, as customers seek to mitigate the impact of growing supply chain costs.

Timber industry veteran on fund-raising target
23 March 2023 Timber Industry veteran Keith Ainslie, sales manager at James Jones & Sons Ltd, is well on his way to reaching his charity fund-raising target.

Doosan launches heavy-lifting electric trucks
23 March 2023 Doosan has launched two new ranges of high capacity electric counterbalance forklift trucks within the NXE Series, providing industrial users with a wide choice of zero-emission, low-noise level, environmentally friendly trucks capable of tackling heavy duty tasks.

Kerridge Commercial Systems unveils sustainable initiatives at Konnect
20 March 2023 At its Konnect event in Stratford-upon-Avon on March 2-3, Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) welcomed over 400 delegates to its first live UK event post-pandemic.

Management changes reflect business expansion for W Howard Group
16 March 2023 W Howard Group has implemented a significant business reorganisation as part of its ongoing growth and expansion plans.

Timber imports decline in 2022 but continue long-term average growth
13 March 2023 Imports of the main timber and panel products in 2022 were 2.4 million m3 lower than over the same period in 2021, according to the latest TDUK statistics.

Stora Enso partners with Polish plywood producer on lignin binder
10 March 2023 Stora Enso’s lignin product – Lineo – is being used by Polish plywood manufacturer Paged to replace fossil-based glue in plywood.

Leaders of the forestry and wood-using industry recognised at biggest-ever Confor Awards Dinner
09 March 2023 Confor announced the winners of the Confor Awards 2023 as part of a ceremony at Surgeons Quarter, Edinburgh on February 28.

W Howard invests in leadership development course
09 March 2023 W Howard has continued its long-standing programme of staff training and development with 13 members of staff successfully completing a Leadership Impact Programme course.

Accsys appoints group manufacturing and projects director
09 March 2023 Stephen Cox has joined Accsys as group manufacturing and projects director. The new role supports and reinforces Accsys’ global expansion plans as well as the company’s commitment to, and drive for, achieving operational and project excellence.

Andy Gamble steps back from RGB
09 March 2023 Industry colleagues came together recently to mark Andy Gamble stepping back from full time employment in the merchanting sector.

TTBS CEO to retire in May
09 March 2023 After nearly 63 years of unbroken service in the timber industry, Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS) chief executive officer, Ivan Savage will be retiring on May 4 at the society’s annual general meeting at the Royal Air Force Club, 128, Piccadilly, London.

NTS appoints NTSROOF national account manager
09 March 2023 National Timber Systems (NTS), part of National Timber Group, has appointed Steve Clark as national account manager for its off-site manufactured ‘room in the roof’ panelised roof system, NTSROOF.

Timber industry launches new fire safety website
08 March 2023 The timber industry has launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety - Wood in Construction.

LP reports US$1.4bn annual profits but sees slide in OSB price performance
07 March 2023 Engineered wood products giant Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) has reported US$1.4bn earnings (adjusted EBITDA) for the full year 2022, with the final quarter of the year seeing a massive reverse in the OSB division’s performance.

A&J Scott prepares for bright future
07 March 2023 Sawmill and timber products supplier A&J Scott Ltd is preparing to generate sustainable power for its site to equal the sustainable nature of its timber products.

Accoya “Lasts a Lifetime” campaign launches
07 March 2023 Accsys, the manufacturer of Accoya wood, has launched a new UK national advertising campaign, “Lasts a Lifetime”, highlighting the high performance of Accoya wood to homeowners.

W Howard makes key appointments
06 March 2023 Leading MDF profile manufacturer W Howard is continuing to expand its team with two new appointments across sales and marketing.