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November 26, 2018

U.S. demand for softwood lumber forecasted to increase in next 15 years

U.S. softwood lumber demand is expected to continue its upward trajectory from the lows of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, reaching an all-time high by mid 2020s, according to a newly released U.S. Lumber Outlook Study.

2018 Contractor Survey: Regional View - BC Interior

Higher rates: yes. Larger annual revenues: yes. But add to that higher costs and lower profits and you’ve got unhappy loggers in the B.C. Interior.

FPInnovations and partners successfully test forestry truck platooning

The tests involved two platooned trucks hauling logging trailers on resource roads between a Resolute Forest Products sawmill and the company’s logging site 75 km away.
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A look inside Lavern Heideman & Sons' upgraded sawmill

CFI toured Eganville, Ont.-based Lavern Heideman & Sons, which recently invested $17 million to upgrade their sawmill, adding a new large-log line, two dry kilns and more. Vice-president Kris Heideman gave us a warm welcome! » Read more...

Canfor expands overseas with Sweden sawmill acquisition

“This transformational growth will allow Canfor to further diversify and secure a worldwide fibre supply to meet the growing demand of our customers for high-quality wood products,” said Canfor president and CEO Don Kayne. » Read more...

Photo contest brings B.C. forestry to life

B.C.’s forests are diverse and impressive, and the photos CFI have received so far as part of our third annual forestry photo contest, in partnership with COFI, reflect this. Check out our submissions-to-date and enter by Dec. 15 for a chance to win a $500 Canadian Tire gift card. » Read more...

Overview of current North American lumber market

The question at hand: Why is there apparently no price difference between Canadian sales to domestic markets and sales to U.S. export markets? The short answer: because the Canadian market is too small. » 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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