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April 24, 2019
Madisons lumber report

North American sawmill profit margins fell substantially towards end of 2018

Despite the weaker lumber market, sawlog prices still increased from the 3Q/18 to the 4Q/18 because of tighter supply and a rise in hauling costs. Sawmills saw their gross margins plunge to unprofitable levels.

FPInnovations announces speakers for Woodrise 2019

To kick things off, those attending the keynote address on Monday, Sept. 30, will have the privilege of hearing the world-renowned engineer Richard Woschitz.

Norra Timber sets the mark high with world’s fastest band saw line

In August 2017, the first logs were sawn on Norra Timber’s new line at its sawmill in Sävar, Sweden. The line was designed with the bold notion of being the fastest band saw line ever conceived. During the summer of 2018 the facility reached its full capacity.
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Zavisha sawmills

VIDEO: A look at Zavisha Sawmills

CFI recently traveled to Hines Creek, Alta., to tour family-owned Zavisha Sawmills. The mill is planning to upgrade with a new portable sawmill and six-inch curve saw. » Check out the video tour here!

Kiln 4.0: Optimizing kilns with intelligent automation

At OptiSaw on June 13, Valutec’s Canadian representative, Ingo Wallocha, will explain how the new Valmatics 4.0 technology increases automation through intelligent simulators, and why modern continuous kilns are only as good as their controls. » Read more...
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Visit us at the BC Saw Filer’s Association Convention April 25th!
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Housing starts decline in March

“Despite signs of stabilization of confidence in the marketplace, housing affordability continues to be a concern as housing construction weakens into March,” said Greg Ugalde, chairman of NAHB. » Read more...

Global Softwood Log & Lumber Conference approaches

The conference will again feature in-depth coverage of key global markets for softwood logs, lumber and the supply dynamics in major exporting and importing countries. » Read more...

Olympic Logging Conference

April 24-26, 2019
Location: Victoria
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BC Saw Filers Association 2019 Convention

April 25-27, 2019
Location: Kamloops, B.C.
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