Donaldson Timber Systems invests £10m in Witney factory

Donaldson Timber Systems invests £10m in Witney factory
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UK offsite timber frame manufacturer, Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS), has invested £10m to increase capacity and boost technical capabilities at its Oxfordshire factory. The investment in machinery and performance upgrades at the Witney site includes four timber processing centres and a new floor panel production line, offering customers a fully...
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NTS adds metal web joists to EWP range
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National Timber Systems (NTS), part of National Timber Group, has added metal web joists to its range of engineered wood products. Product manager Richard Pashley joined NTS recently to head up metal web joist design and sales. He has 20 years’ experience in engineered wood products, as well as being...
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Bright green pallets in production as The Pallet LOOP ramps up
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The Pallet LOOP, a member of BSW Group, is now manufacturing tens of thousands of its distinctive bright green, circular economy pallets in readiness for them entering the building materials supply chain from May. The news follows the landmark announcement that British Gypsum will begin to transport its bagged plaster...
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Specialising in graded roofing batten
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Timber Development UK meets Shaun Revill of SR Timber, a timber supplier focused on promoting BS5534-graded quality roofing battens to the UK market. Shaun Revill is the SR in SR Timber. He co-founded the business in 2005, and is well-known in the trade as a specialist in timber roofing batten....
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Green LOOP pallets to be RFID tagged
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The Pallet LOOP has announced that each reusable green pallet it produces and puts into the sector will be fitted with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag – a move that is set to generate huge amounts of data about the movement of pallets and associated building materials nationwide as...
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New workshop aims to simplify American hardwood lumber grading
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The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has created a video workshop to provide an explanation of the grading rules for American hardwood lumber.  The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) rules are still the national standard for the US hardwood industry and form the basis for grading of export lumber. They...
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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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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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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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