Jennie Ward

Increased warehousing to meet growing demand
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Richard Burbidge has increased its warehouse capacity as a result of growing demand for higher stock levels and new product development. The North Wales-based manufacturer has installed further racking to its Chirk warehouse after high product demand for its stairpart collections called for further capacity.  The additional racking has increased...
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MSP visits NTG Scotland at Grangemouth
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Michelle Thomson, MSP for Falkirk East, has visited the Grangemouth head office of National Timber Group Scotland (NTG Scotland). The Thornbridge Timber site is the central processing and distribution hub for 25 NTG branches and sites across Scotland. Grangemouth employs almost 100 local people. During the visit, Michelle toured the...
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Timber import volumes fall at the start of 2024, latest figures show
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Falls in softwood, hardwood and plywood imports account for a 6% drop in volumes during January 2024, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Timber import volumes started 2024 around 6% lower than in January 2023, down by around 45,000m3. This reduction was made up of very different levels of performance...
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TDUK partners with Carrefour du Bois – Europe’s largest timber trade show
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Timber Development UK is partnering with Carrefour International du Bois, the largest timber trade show in Europe, to offer VIP networking opportunities. Under the terms of the partnership TDUK will be offering limited-edition VIP Tickets (free for TDUK members) to the conference, taking place from 28-30 May 2024 in Nantes,...
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New dates for TimberTED courses
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A new series of dates have been announced for the Timber Technology Engineering Design (TimberTED) course. The courses are run by the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) and developed in partnership with Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Edinburgh Napier University. They are also endorsed by the CIOB...
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NTS appoints Richard Jarvis as Commercial and Operations Director
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National Timber Systems, the engineered wood products division of National Timber Group, has appointed Richard Jarvis to the newly created role of NTS Commercial and Operations Director. Richard joined the division in 2019 as operations director with 30 years’ experience in the timber industry across manufacturing, sales, design and management....
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New product combines flexibility and decorative design
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RigaWood has launched Riga Pattern+, a new material that blends functionality with aesthetics. Riga Pattern+ is a birch throughout plywood overlaid with a hard-wearing film that combines the decorative techniques with flexible design. It allows customers to explore a diverse range of textures and colours, enabling the creation of innovative...
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Hanson Plywood opens virtual Environmental Garden
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Hanson Plywood has updated its Virtual Showroom with a brand-new Environmental Garden. The showroom is designed to enable architects, designers and specifiers to view a range of the products and services the company offers from their home or office, along with the accompanying technical data/information. The new Environmental Garden enables...
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Last chance: have your say on CPA State of Trade Survey
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There's still time to have your say on the Construction Products Association's (CPA) State of Trade survey for Q1 2024. The deadline for comments is Monday 8 April, 2024. The CPA is asking construction companies and TDUK members to complete the survey and have their say on the state of...
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James Jones & Sons expands into pallet manufacturing
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James Jones & Sons has announced that pallet manufacturing will soon be a part of its Australian operations following the acquisition of Rodpak Pty by its Australian subsidiary, Hyne Timber Pty. Rodpak is a Melbourne-based pallet and packaging manufacturer that, like the rest of the James Jones & Sons Group,...
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