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May 2023


New Combilift product launch at Ligna
17 May 2023 As leading forklift manufacturer Combilift continues its 25 years in business celebrations, this week saw the launch of another new model truck, this time at Ligna, the international timber and woodworking show, which is running in Hannover until May 18.

New partnership heralds big step forward in waste MDF recycling
16 May 2023 PAL of the international wood manufacturing technology IMAL PAL GROUP has announced a new partnership with MDF Recovery (MDFR).

UK wood treatment sector debates industry progress
16 May 2023 The UK Timber Treatment Action Plan has made ”huge progress” in aiding the correct specification of treated wood products, delegates at the Wood Protection Association’s (WPA) annual conference heard.

Adminstrators appointed at RML
14 May 2023 Administrators have been appointed at large timber frame and roof truss firm Robinson Manufacturing Ltd (RML).

Premier Forest Products sells Crumlin sawmill to SDL
10 May 2023 Leading timber supplier Premier Forest Products has completed an agreement to sell the assets of their sawmill at Croespenmaen near Crumlin, South Wales to SDL Sawmills Ltd.

TTBS marks end of era as Ivan Savage steps down
05 May 2023 The timber trades’ own charity – the TTBS – held a memorable AGM on May 4 when long-serving CEO Ivan Savage stepped down to retire and Tony Shelton was voted in as the TTBS president.

SCA reports weak demand for wood products
03 May 2023 SCA’s wood division has recorded an 80% fall in Q1 EBITDA to SEK123m compared to a year ago.

Setra sees negative margins in Q1
03 May 2023 Wood products company Setra has reported an operating loss of SEK-64m (2022 Q1: SEK480m) for Q1, 2023.

Stora Enso wood products division records loss in Q1, 2023
03 May 2023 Forest Products giant Stora Enso has reported a challenging environment for its wood products division with a Q1 operating loss being recorded by the business unit.

New look and interior range for Sikkens Wood Coatings
03 May 2023 Sikkens Wood Coatings, part of AkzoNobel, is celebrating 2023 in style with a refreshed image and an expanded portfolio of interior wood coatings products.

UPM Plywood division reports sales decrease
02 May 2023 UPM Plywood has reported a fall in sales for Q1, 2023

Thebault Group invests €100m in new LVL site
02 May 2023 Leading French plywood producer the Thebault Group has announced the creation of a €100m new LVL manufacturing unit.

Roseburg Announces Historic US$700m investment
02 May 2023 Roseburg Forest Products has announced that it plans to invest US$700m over the next four years to upgrade and expand its panel manufacturing operations in Southern Oregon.

April 2023


Metsa Wood develops new hybrid element
28 April 2023 Finnish producer of engineered wood products Metsä Wood and Swedish concrete manufacturer Heidelberg Materials Precast Contiga have initiated a cross-industry collaboration to capitalise on the benefits of combining wood and concrete in future building structures. The ambition is to jointly develop and launch a hybrid element with a low carbon footprint.

DTS partners with West Herts College on apprenticeship programme
28 April 2023 Leading UK offsite timber frame manufacturer, Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS), has partnered with West Herts College to offer an apprenticeship programme in support of the next generation of talent in the construction industry for timber frame construction.

Pallet and packaging industry salutes Gil Covey
24 April 2023 Gil Covey has announced his retirement from the role of non-executive chairman of James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd.

BMF fears impact of ULEZ on London trades and merchants
24 April 2023 The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has written to the Mayor of London expressing its concern that Greater London may become a no-go area for many SME builders and other trades following the introduction of the expanded Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in August.

Forest Garden awarded King’s Award for Enterprise
24 April 2023 Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of wooden garden products, has been honoured with the first ever King’s Award for Enterprise – for Innovation.

Vistry Partnership to increase timber frame production at Bardon facility
20 April 2023 Following Vistry Group’s acquisition of Countryside Partnership, it has been confirmed that the timber frame manufacturing facility in Bardon will be retained by the group and see significant investment.

TDUK launches Structural Timber Price Index
20 April 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) is launching a powerful new tool, the Structural Timber Price Index, to help the construction industry assess changes in the UK timber market.