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October 17, 2018
John Deere

Lighter logging: New eight-wheel harvester lowers fuel consumption

When 27-year-old Francis Brulotte sits in the cab of his brand new eight-wheel Komatsu 931XC harvester, his eyes light up as if he were a young boy receiving a new toy he’d been dreaming of for years. “I’ve always been fascinated by Komatsu machines and particularly Isuzu engines since they are heavy-duty and fuel efficient,” he says.

Cannabis legalization: Is your mill ready?

For many employers still struggling with how to accommodate employees who have been prescribed cannabis for medicinal purposes, legalization will create new challenges and questions. Here are five things you need to know and more.

Who will ship and who will buy? Speakers tackle industry challenges at NHLA

Attendees at the 2018 National Hardwood Lumber Association Annual Convention and Exhibit Showcase heard a range of speakers share insights about industry trends and challenges. CFI was there to share some key takeaways from the educational sessions.
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Survey snippet 8: Are contractors downsizing?

We know bigger is not always better, and profit can be at the expense of expansion. This may help explain a jump in the number of contractors across Canada who own just one to three machines. » Read more...

Breaking records: Inside Idaho Forest Group’s Lewiston sawmill

Idaho Forest Group’s Jesse Short is among the speakers confirmed at OptiSaw on Nov. 28. He will join Bill Tice and Norvin Laudon for a talk about this line, how the project transpired, and how the technology helps the company reach record breaking production numbers. » Read more...

The future of forestry: Meet Jack Gardner

For six years now, CFI has showcased the achievements and potential of young forestry leaders in our Top 10 Under 40. For each of the next 10 weeks, we will feature one of 2018's winners. This week, we introduce our readers to Jack Gardner. » Read more...

Mercer International to acquire DMI for $465 million

As a result of this transaction, Mercer’s annual production capacity for pulp will increase by approximately 41 per cent to 2.2 million ADMTs, and surplus energy will increase by approximately 8 per cent to 890,000 megawatt hours. » Read more...

Timber Processing & Energy Expo

October 17-19, 2018
Location: Portland, Ore.
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OptiSaw Mill Optimization & Automation Forum

November 28, 2018
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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