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October 24, 2018
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The future of forestry: Meet Jason Casey

For six years now, CFI has showcased the achievements and potential of young forestry leaders in our Top 10 Under 40. To individually acknowledge each winner, we are featuring one winner every week. This week, we introduce you to Jason Casey, forest inventory manager, Elmsdale Lumber Company.

Canadian softwood exports fall to lowest level in five years

Canadian shipments to China and the U.S. during the 1H/18 were down 19 per cent and 6 per cent respectively, as compared to the same period in 2017.

Final Cut: Engaging the workforce of the future

Canadian forest products companies have always offered competitive wages and benefits packages, as well as an opportunity for employees to live, work and play in the forest. That will not be enough to attract this new generation of workers mostly located in urban areas.
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Survey snippet 9: Refreshing the fleet

Despite worrisome rates and profits margins reported in CFI’s 2018 Contractor Survey, a strong majority of Canadian loggers are still planning to replace at least one machine in their fleet within the next two years. » Read more...

TP&EE 2018: automation and IoT in the “fourth industrial revolution”

“A lot of the exhibitors have orders on backlog and they’re trying to get machinery to the mills, so it’s a great situation,” said Rich Donnell, show director of the 2018 Timber Processing and Energy Expo. That sentiment was echoed on the show floor as CFI spoke to different manufacturers at TP&EE, which took place from Oct. 17 – 19. » Read more...

A closer look at the impact of marijuana in the workplace

For many workplaces, giving the green light to pot is akin to opening a Pandora’s box. To help employers address these issues, OHS Canada is hosting Marijuana in the Workplace: Best Practices for your Company and Employee Expectations on Nov. 14, 2018. » Read more...

CBI and Ecotec showcase new equipment at Factory Forum

CBI’s expanded on-site demo arena included live demos of twelve machines from the CBI and Ecotec product lines, including the all-new 6800CT Horizontal Grinder and Phoenix 1600 Trommel Screen. » Read more...

OptiSaw Mill Optimization & Automation Forum

November 28, 2018
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Prairie Wood Solutions Conference 2018

December 11, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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TLA Convention & Trade Show

January 16 – 18, 2019
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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OFIA 76th Annual Meeting & Convention

February 27, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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