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February 27, 2019
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Canfor reports high operating earnings in 2018 despite Q4 losses

Canfor generated strong financial results in 2018 with reported operating income of $608.6 million. But in Q4, the company reported an operating loss of $79.1 million due to lower North American lumber consumption, excess supply and other factors.

Housing starts down 11.2 per cent in December

Multifamily starts fell 20.4 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 320,000 units while single-family production posted a 6.7 per cent decline to 758,000 units. However, single-family and multifamily starts each posted a yearly gain.

Tech update: 2019 combustible dust solutions

CFI presents the latest solutions for dust safety in 2019.
Les Acier JP

Rotary Debarker - Electric

Portable Rotary Debarker is available either diesel or electric powered, up to 30' long module with a capacity of debarking any log species. Log length up to 12ft and up to 30: diameter. In ideal condition it can produce up to 50 GCMT/HR with less the 1% bark content. » Learn more...
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CKTC 2019 winner

Canadian Truck King Challenge crowns its 2019 winner

The field of 2019 half-ton pickups was as competitive as ever this year, with brand new trucks from GM and RAM, while the F-150 received major upgrades, including offering a 3.0L diesel engine. Read more to find out who won this year’s Canadian Truck King Challenge. » Read more...
Forests Ontario

Forests Ontario: Ontario needs more trees!

“The forests best suited to adapting to climate change and most resilient to natural disturbances are large, contiguous, diverse, and healthy. Planting more trees make sense," writes Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen. » Read more...

Last chance for early bird pricing at COFI's 2019 Convention!

COFI's 2019 Convention, the largest gathering of the forest sector in Canada, will return to Vancouver from April 3-5, 2019, bringing together industry executives, managers, suppliers, businesses and government and First Nations leaders to discuss key issues and opportunities in the B.C. forest industry.

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Register before midnight on March 1 to receive $100 off.

Valutec introduces Valmatics 4.0 control system to optimize drying

Valutec’s Valmatics 4.0 control system will enable sawmills to automate and optimize drying in all types of lumber kilns. The increased automation made possible by intelligent simulators is also necessary to take full advantage of the increasingly common TC progressive kilns. » Read more...

Hillcore completes acquisition of Lakeside Pacific Forest Products

The acquisition is part of Hillcore’s forestry investment strategy that includes the consolidation of fibre supply and the creation of added value opportunities and vertical integration. » Read more...

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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