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April 29, 2019

Caterpillar signs agreement to sell purpose-built forestry business

As part of the agreement, Weiler will acquire Cat’s purpose-built forestry product line, including wheel skidders, track feller bunchers, wheel feller bunchers and knuckleboom loaders.

Fully automated: Applying robotic solutions to the sawmill

What can we, the wood industry, glean and learn from other industries already using robotics? Get answers to these questions and more at OptiSaw!

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. Sawmill supervisor Greg Zavisha gave us a warm welcome!
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‘Bumps ahead’: speakers at COFI 2019 present mixed forecast

Speakers at the 2019 BC Council of Forest Industries convention emphasized the need for greater co-operation between industry, government and First Nations, and shared concerns about the current geopolitical pressures impacting the sector. Read our takeaways from the three-day convention. » Check out the video tour here!
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100 years of advocacy: CWF continues to unite forest sector

Continuing a century-long tradition, contractors, forest managers, and woodlot owners rubbed shoulders at the annual Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) Spring Meeting, held in Moncton, N.B. on April 11 and 12. CFI editor Maria Church shares some of the highlights. » Read more...

Caribou conservation plans face backlash from BC forestry sector

The government of B.C. has proposed a new plan to protect endangered caribou living near Chetwynd, B.C. But 500 jobs may be at risk under this plan, which may limit logging in the region instead of executing wolf culls. » Read more...

The ‘little mill that can’: Tolko Armstrong undergoes modernization project

The project will see some of the latest sawmill technology installed, including USNR’s BioVision grading module and SiCam’s closed-loop system to automatically adjust cutting tools. » Read more...

Quebec Forest Industry Council AGM

May 14-16, 2019
Location: Quebec City, Que.
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