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April 30, 2019
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Welcome to File Week 2019!

Want the skinny on what’s new in the world of saw filing? Canadian Forest Industries has you covered with File Week 2019 – our week-long focus on saw filing innovations and accomplishments, from April 29 to May 3!

Automation on display at the 2019 BC Saw Filers trade show

If the BC Saw Filers Association annual trade show is any indication, filing rooms are on their way becoming more and more automated. Here’s a look at some of the new tech on display at the association’s annual trade show.

Non-contact saw temperature monitoring with Precision Machinery

VIDEO: Precision Machinery’s president Josh Bergen outlines their non-contact, real-time saw temperature monitoring system, introduced to the market at the BC Saw Filers Association convention in Kamloops, B.C.
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Brian Shale

‘The trade is evolving’: speakers talk automation at 2019 BC Saw Filers

“Everybody looks at automation and thinks, ‘Oh God, I’m out of the job.’ But you have to educate and reinvent yourself,” Brian Shale, Tolko’s maintenance leader and keynote at the B.C. Saw Filers Association 2019 convention, said. And that goes for sawfilers, too. » Check out the video tour here!
Stephanie Milburn

A first for filing: one-on-one with Canada’s first female journeyman sawfiler

Canada’s first female journeyman sawfiler, Stephanie Milburn, shares her experience entering the trade and overcoming challenges. “I didn’t want any special treatment because I was a girl. I wanted the same as what the guys did – respect," she says. » Read more...

Saw science: New research on online saw monitoring

UBC Ph.D. candidate Vahid Nasir will present on what sawmills can expect from the research on using sensors to assess the sawing process at OptiSaw. » Read more...

Saw Filing 101 profile: Eagle Valley Saw Service

Filer and seasoned CFI columnist Trevor Shpeley is bringing readers inside saw filing shops in 2019. For his first profile, he gets to know Eagle Valley Saw Service in Malakwa, B.C. » Read more...

Quebec Forest Industry Council AGM

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