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FEATURED NEWS: Company size and location matter to loggers
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B.C. commits to SLA export duties exemption

British Columbia has promised to exempt the value-added sector from potential export duties brought about by a new softwood lumber trade agreement with the U.S. >> Read full article

More concerns raised about N.S. clearcutting

The organization that first raised concerns about Nova Scotia allowing clearcutting near a protected area in the province is once again in the news after learning about other proposed harvest sites. >> Read full article

BC Wood hosts 350 buyers from 18 countries

BC Wood Specialties Group was host to 350 international buyers at its 13th annual Global Buyers Mission Sept. 8-10. >> 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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Company size and location matter to loggers

What makes loggers happy with their job? According to our survey, ability to work in the woods matters to the majority of loggers, and the smaller the company the more it matters. Earnings came in last among aspects that loggers most enjoy about their jobs. Get more data about logging perks from our 2016 survey. >> Learn More…


CNC creates research chair in forest health

The College of New Caledonia in Prince George, B.C., and the regional forest industry in central B.C. have partnered to establish a long-term industrial research chair in forest health. >> Read full article

Canadian housing starts trend decreases in August

The trend measure of housing starts in Canada was 195,640 units in August compared to 201,379 in July. >> Read full article

BCFSC appoints new falling program manager

The BC Forest Safety Council has appointed Glenn Hestnes as the new Falling Program Manager. Hestnes replaces Peter Sprout, who retires on Oct. 20. >> 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