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May 1, 2019
Madisons lumber report

Welcome to File Week 2019!

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

‘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,” said Brian Shale, Tolko’s maintenance leader and keynote at the B.C. Saw Filers Association 2019 convention. And that goes for sawfilers, too.

Resolute reports increased net income in Q1 2019

“Our quarterly results benefitted from improved productivity, which allowed us to absorb the significant rise in wood fibre costs,” said Yves Laflamme, Resolute’s president and CEO.
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Featured News 
Stephanie Milburn

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

Stephanie Milburn, Canada’s first female journeyman sawfiler, originally had no idea she wanted to work in the industry. CFI spoke with Milburn to learn more about her experience in the trade, challenges she overcame, and more. » Read more...
Tolko Industries

Inside Tolko’s High Prairie OSB mill

VIDEO: CFI recently toured Tolko Industries’ OSB mill in High Prairie, Alta. Troy Richardson, operations manager, and Andrei Dolgirev, plant manager, gave us a warm welcome! » Watch video...

West Fraser’s Q1 2019 results impacted by lower SPF, SYP production

SPF production was affected by the temporary curtailments at West Fraser’s Williams Lake, Chasm, 100 Mile and Chetwynd sawmills and the permanent curtailment of the third-shift at the company’s Quesnel and Fraser Lake sawmills. » Read more...

Automation on display at the 2019 BC Saw Filers trade show

Filing rooms are becoming more and more automated. Here’s a look at some of the new tech on display at the BC Saw Filer Association’s annual trade show. » Read more...

Quebec Forest Industry Council AGM

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