AAG expands range of special-purpose routing/cutting tools
Two new additions to the range of special-purpose routing/cutting tools supplied by AAG via its CNCShop e-commerce division comprise different versions of the latest solid carbide ‘0’ series of single-flute spiral tools manufactured by Amana. As with other special-purpose tools, they have been designed to accommodate applications for which standard spiral tools would be less effective in terms of cut quality and tool life expectancy.
AAG appoints new UK-based managing director for EMEA
Global supplier of tailored CNC routing and cutting solutions, AAG has announced the appointment of Chris Arend as managing director of its AXYZ router, WARDJet waterjet and CNCShop.com operations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA). The appointment marks an important phase in AAG’s continuing global influence, product innovation and market diversification.
Buttle tees up charity donation for Frank Bruno Foundation
Customers and suppliers of Buttle plc builders merchants are being urged to putt their money where their mouth is for a charity crazy golf event to raise money for the Frank Bruno Foundation.
Forestry change maker wins Sylva Trophy
The Sylva Trophy 2021 has been awarded to Paul Raymond-Barker BEM from Llanstephan, Powys. It recognises for his “outstanding” role over many decades helping forestry owners and managers embrace change in Wales and England.
Andrew Madge appointed vice-president of BWF
Andrew Madge, managing director of high-end timber windows and doors manufacturer, Gowercroft Joinery, has been appointed vice-president and honorary treasurer of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).
The BRE’s Dr Ed Suttie and ANH Consultancy’s Dr Rob Verkerk explain why it’s important to raise awareness of the threat of termites in the UK
Teams triumph in housing challenge
Tabitha Binding, university and regional engagement manager for TTF and TRADA explains how this year’s University Design Challenge went online for the first time
Back to business
Some of Luke Hughes Furniture’s projects have been on hold during the pandemic, but commissions are flowing again. Sally Spencer reports
Coming to the defence of FLEGT
Recent comments from the EC arising from the ‘Fitness check’ on the EUTR and FLEGT have cast doubts on the latter’s future, but Republic of Congo minister of forest economy Rosalie Matondo says we must build on this ground-breaking timber trade initiative, not undermine it
Back the COP26 timber beacon
The UK timber industry has an unparalleled opportunity at COP26 to persuade decision makers that using wood is key to combating the climate crisis. But, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders Merchant, a project to make timber’s case to the climate conference needs funding
The Definition of Resilience
It’s been challenging times for the US hardwood industry, but production is rising and optimism is in the air, reports AHEC executive director Mike Snow
Confident your timber is correctly fire-treated?
Most specifiers rely on their supply chain to deliver products fi t for purpose. Fire-retardant timber is a case in point. You’re given the paperwork to tick the box. But is that enough? And do you know what to ask to ensure correct treatment? asks Mark Eggleston, managing director of WJ Group