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March 13, 2019
Madisons Lumber Graph

U.S. housing starts rebound in January

“The bounce back in single-family starts mirrors our builder confidence surveys, as sentiment fell in the latter part of 2018 but rebounded in January after mortgage rates showed a notable decline,” said Greg Ugalde, chairman of the NAHB.

WorkSafeBC Forestry High Risk Strategy to include focus on phase congestion

Forestry operators often have to carry out multiple harvesting phases within a single operating area — phase integration — with many contractors working at the same time. Without proper planning, these areas can become overcrowded or jammed, leading to phase congestion.

Montreal Wood Convention to feature hardwoods seminar, insights on Mexico

The Hardwoods seminar will take place on March 21 at 10:30 am. Tom De Ruyck, Managing Partner at InSites Consulting in Belgium, will speak about the latest marketing trends, and Delton Alderman, a research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, will discuss the place of hardwoods in construction.
BKT Tires

Tires for today's forwarders

Logging contractors need forwarder tires that provide traction even in rugged terrain or challenging soil types. FORESTECH is a BKT bias steel-belted tire, suitable for forestry applications with forwarders. The strong bead and shoulder area ensure high puncture resistance as well as a longer tire life-cycle. As a result, you can deal with the most difficult operating conditions in the woods without sacrificing performance or operating costs. FORESTECH forwarder tires combine the following features in an affordable option:
High puncture resistance
Aggressive traction
Heavy-duty service characteristics
Find more, including sizing and tech specs here.
Featured News 
International Womens Day

Diversity strategies in action

“We have done a good job in recent years to raise awareness about how important diversity is to the bottom line and to the future of the forestry industry,” writes Tanya Wick, VP People and Services at Tolko. “What we need now is to translate that knowledge into execution. It’s time to go beyond awareness and take action.” » Read more...
Long Reach

New Brunswick mill updates knuckleboom loaders to improve productivity

Earle Fawcett, Steam Plant Chief, Mobile Equipment Manager and Environmental Coordinator at Plaster Rock Lumber Mill, knew that he had squeezed everything he could out of his aged knuckleboom loaders. It was time to move on. So he turned to Sennebogen machines. » Read more...
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Premier John Horgan

Premier John Horgan to Speak at COFI Convention

COFI looks forward to welcoming Premier John Horgan as a keynote speaker at our convention, April 3-5, 2019 at the Parq Vancouver Hotel & Convention Centre. Featured program sessions include:
Ambassador David MacNaughton, Canada’s Ambassador to the US
Robert Johnston, Executive Advisor & Managing Director, Eurasia Group.
Deputies Beth MacNeil, Canadian Forest Service, and John Allan, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
An important dialogue on reconciliation and indigenous partnerships.
A presentation on how technology is shaping the future of forestry.
Panel discussions with COFI member CEOs.
View the full program and register at

SEREX awarded $282K to support development of forest products

SEREX aims to speed-up the “completion of industrial projects to develop products with a small environmental footprint arising from forest resource processing, particularly products made from residual biomass (sawdust, wood chips, bark).” » Read more...

2019 Wood Design Award winners announced

The annual awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre recognizes innovation and leadership in advancing wood use in design and building while honouring structural and architectural achievement using wood. » Read more...

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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National Heavy Equipment Show

March 28-30, 2019
Location: Toronto
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Carrefour Forêts

April 2-5, 2019
Location: Quebec City
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