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November 7, 2018

DEMO 2020 prep underway outside of Ottawa

The industry advisory committee helping to organize DEMO International 2020 got its first peek at the active logging site just north of Ottawa/Gatineau, and early indicators are very positive.

TP&EE 2018 equipment spotlights

CFI was among the exhibitors and attendees at TP&EE 2018 in Portland, Ore. from Oct. 16-19. Over a thousand attendees came to see the latest equipment on display from nearly 200 exhibitors. As part of our coverage, we have spotlighted 18 different booths showcasing the latest top-of-the-line equipment.

Photo contest brings B.C. forestry to life

B.C.’s forests are diverse and impressive, and the photos Canadian Forest Industries has received so far as part of our third annual forestry photo contest, in partnership with COFI, reflect this. Check out our submissions-to-date.
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Breaking records: Inside Idaho Forest Group’s Lewiston sawmill

Forward looking thinking and the determination to be a leader in forest industry technology has positioned Idaho Forest Group at the forefront of the North American sawmill industry. Over the past few years, the company has made significant investments in its Lewiston dimension lumber sawmill to boost quality and production numbers

Idaho Forest Group’s Jesse Short is among the speakers confirmed at OptiSaw – the one-day mill optimization and automation forum. Hosted by CFI magazine, OptiSaw is returning to Eastern Canada to hold an information-packed event in Montreal on Nov. 28. Seats are filling fast!
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Featured News 

Smart sawmilling: FPInnovations to present SM2 at OptiSaw

Serge Constantineau, Wood Products Sector manager at FPInnovations, will speak at OptiSaw – the one-day mill optimization and automation forum on Nov. 28. Constantineau will explain how FPInnovations is developing innovative approaches, agile implements and revolutionary technologies that offer sawmills solutions to diversify their product range. » Read more...

2018 Contractor Survey: Regional View – BC Coast

Our 2018 Contractor Survey results show that while Coastal loggers continue to have concerns about the future of their industry, there have also been some positive trends to report in the region. It is possible the somewhat improved situation on the Coast is a response to the issues raised by the 2016 survey and the formal sustainability review. » Read more...

Survey snippet 11: Who will take over?

With the average Canadian contractor 49 years old as reported last week, and no indication that median age is going down, it’s more important than ever for owners to have a succession plan to keep the company around. » Read more...

How technology is transforming B.C.’s forest industry

From seedling to maturity, the trees must be monitored, and any problems addressed. The way in which this monitoring happens is changing dramatically through the convergence of new sensing technologies such as LiDAR and the ability to deploy sensing technology using drones. » 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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