Timber Trades Journal Online
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.Read more
Kronospan and Pyrus Panels have agreed a comprehensive co-operation, which will see the former add the LISOCORE lightweight panel innovation to its global range of products.Read more
Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has made a six-figure investment in new machinery at its manufacturing site in the Southwest of England.
LUMIN TRP roadshow showcases plywood range to James Latham
LUMIN, a leading South American plywood producer, has partnered with James Latham to deliver a roadshow of its LUMIN TRP (Tropical Replacement Panel) plywood.
Builders’ merchant Q3 volumes down 10.5% on a year ago
Latest BMBI stats reveal that total builders’ merchants’ volume sales fell by 10.5% in Q3 compared to a year ago.
Foundation stone of Metsä Kerto mill laid in Äänekoski
Metsä Group's Kerto LVL mill project in Äänekoski, Finland is progressing as planned and the foundation stone of the mill was laid on November 24.
Scotts Timber Engineering adopts MiTek’s PAMIR design platform
Scotts Timber Engineering and MiTek UK and Ireland have announced a partnership to offer highly detailed 3D modelling and automated design features for housebuilders.
The annual TTBS National Golf Day raised £10,000 for the timber trades’ own charity
A retrofit project from a multi-university student team has won the TDUK University Design Challenge
Structural engineer and timber technologist Iain Thew looks at the role for UK hardwoods in construction
Södra targets building products leadership
The Swedish forest products giant is putting its money on increased low-carbon timber construction. Mike Jeffree reports
Ride the winds of change
Don’t let “a dip in the market” be your story, says Ian Oldrey, managing director at Ten-25
Nick Boulton, chief executive of the Trussed Rafter Association, shares his views on how diversity in the workforce is changing for the better
Positive political difference for forest industry
The UK forestry minister is working closely with the industry to support its development and now a sector deal with government is in prospect, reports Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall
Stepping up to safety act
The Building Safety Act is billed as the biggest overhaul of UK construction regulation in 40 years. Chief executive Andrew Carpenter shares the Structural Timber Association’s response and its view on implications for wood-based building
End to end joinery experience
Keys to success for joinery businesses large and small are pricing, marketing and taking the consumers’ product perspective, writes industry veteran Roy Wakeman
Ligna's return a bellwether for investment sentiment
As this issue was going to press I was preparing to travel to the Ligna exhibition in Hannover – the world’s largest woodworking technology fair.