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B.C. invests $150 million to promote lumber

The province has earmarked $150 million to promote B.C. lumber in advance of the Oct. 12 deadline for Canada and the U.S. to reach a softwood lumber deal. >> Read full article

New owner to reopen Hornepayne lumber mill

The Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company sawmill in Hornepayne, Ont., has a new owner who plans to restart it in January. >> Read full article

Some allegations against Greenpeace dismissed

The Ontario Superior Court has rejected the admission of multiple allegations from Resolute Forest Products Inc. as part of the company's defamation lawsuit against Greenpeace. >> Read full article

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You can find us over the next few months at the Alberta Forest Products Association Conference in Jasper, Alberta (Sept. 21-23); the Timber Processing and Energy Expo (booth 227) in Portland, Oregon (Sept. 28-30); Intersaw (booth 2025) in Montreal, Quebec (Nov. 2-3); and the Optisaw Conference in Montreal (Nov.4).

HewSaw has now installed more than 400 machines in over 30 countries, including over 70 single pass machines here in North America. The Finland-based company also installed its first sawline on this side of the Atlantic two years ago with a major project at the Idaho Forest Group (IFG) mill in Lewiston, Idaho. The new HewSaw at IFG processes logs up to 21.5 inches in diameter and can produce up to eight edged side boards, eliminating the need for downstream edgers.

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Many loggers are uncertain about succession

Almost a third of loggers in Canada report that they have no plan for who is going to take over their businesses. Just over a quarter say their children will succeed them, and 40 per cent of those are in Quebec. Where does that leave the rest of the provinces? Get more succession planning results from our 2016 survey. >> Learn More…


Ontario veneer mill thrives after restart

Columbia Forest Products’ veneer plant, Rutherglen mill, east of North Bay, Ont., is ramping up towards full-production after restarting operations in April. >> Read full article

SiCam purchases LSIZE brand from MicroRidge

SiCam Systems Corporation has purchased the rights to the LSIZE brand name as well as the entirety of MicroRidge’s interests in the LSIZE product. >> Read full article

Quebec loggers younger, but profits trend lower

While logging contactors across Canada continue to struggle with stagnant logging rates, climbing machine costs, and staffing, those in Quebec have a unique set of challenges and opportunities. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

International Fiber/Wood-Based Panels Conference

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

DEMO International 2016

September 22-24, 2016
Location: Maple Ridge, B.C. >> More Info

SFI Annual Conference

September 27-29, 2016
Location: Clearwater Beach, Fla. >> More Info