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February 6, 2019
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Norbord reports adjusted EBITDA of $724M in 2018

“Despite a disappointing fourth quarter, we delivered our best-ever adjusted EBITDA of $724 million as North American OSB prices remained strong for much of the year and we shipped more product to meet increased demand,” said Peter Wijnbergen, Norbord’s president and CEO.

WFP completes acquisition of Columbia Vista

“This acquisition is consistent with our strategy of pursuing margin-focused business opportunities that complement our position in selected markets,” said Don Demens, Western’s president and CEO. “We are excited to welcome Columbia Vista’s employees to Western.”

Feds invest $4.5M toward Louisiana-Pacific’s Dawson Creek mill

The $4.5 million will go towards everything from engineering and design work to procurement, construction and start-up of the mill. Once finished, the upgraded sawmill is expected to produce 300 million square feet of SmartSide Lap Siding.

Resolute reports drop in operating income in Q4 2018

Resolute has reported an operating income of $75 million for Q4, 2018, compared to $135 million in Q3 2018. Overall pricing had an unfavourable impact of $33 million because of the $110 per thousand board feet drop in the average transaction price for wood products.

FPInnovations, TTI to collaborate on transportation research

Areas of possible collaboration include: emissions and fuel consumption reduction, freight performance measurement and fleet efficiency, road safety, low-volume roads and infrastructure, data analysis, as well as developing and testing electric, automated, and autonomous vehicle technologies.
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PaperWeek 2019

February 4 – 7, 2019
Location: Montreal
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Forests Ontario Annual Conference

February 8, 2019
Location: Alliston, Ont.
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OFIA 76th Annual Meeting & Convention

February 27, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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2019 Industry Forum & Forest NB/ARPFNB AGM

March 8, 2019
Location: Fredericton, N.B.
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Montreal Wood Convention

March 19-22, 2019
Location: Montreal
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International Mass Timber Conference

March 19-22, 2019
Location: Portland, Ore.
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