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What’s fair contractor profit?

While Canada is a capitalist society, Canadians can be surprisingly uncomfortable talking profit. It’s the oil that runs the machine, and at CFI we feel the more profit the industry generates, the better. >> Read full article

Forest industry posts promising start

A recent net earnings summary prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggests Canadian forest product companies are off to a strong start in 2016. Specifically, the report found both eastern and western forest product companies reported higher overall net earnings in the first quarter of 2016 than in either the first or last quarter of 2015. >> Read full article

Softwood lumber negotiations continue

Trade officials from Canada and the United States are continuing to negotiate a new softwood lumber agreement. Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman have issued a joint statement, reaffirming both countries’ commitments to reaching a new deal. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 

TODAY: Dust Explosion Mitigation II - Managing the dust

A whopping 51% of explosions happen in the dust collection system, and yet there are a range of myths and technical fallacies still making the rounds in Canada's wood products and pellet sector.

Join John Bachynski as he walks us through the most cost-effective ways to manage dust for a variety of operations. Are you protected, are your systems safe, and have you covered the seven critical explosion areas in your mill? >> Learn More…

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U.S. federal court decision a win for AAHP

The U.S. Court of International Trade released its public decision upholding the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) core findings that Chinese and domestic plywood differ so significantly the ITC was correct to conclude imports from China had no impact on the domestic industry’s competitive and financial position. >> Read full article

Global engineered wood products market forecast

Demand for cost-effective and environmentally friendly wood products is expected to drive the global engineered wood products market through 2020, according to a new forecast from Technavio. >> Read full article

Drones could plant one billion trees a year

BioCarbon Engineering has a reforestation plan that could allow two operators flying multiple drones to plant up to 36,000 trees per day. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Dust Explosion Mitigation II - Managing the dust

June 29, 2016
Location: Webinar >> More Info

Dust Explosion Mitigation III - Managing the liability

July 27, 2016
Location: Webinar >> More Info

International Fiber/Wood-Based Panels Conference

September 15-16, 2016
Location: Reston, Virginia, U.S. >> More Info

DEMO International 2016

September 22-24, 2016
Location: September 22-24, 2016 >> More Info