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May 27, 2019

Tolko to shut down Quesnel mill, reduce shifts in Kelowna

“This is a difficult but necessary decision,” said Brad Thorlakson, President and CEO. “Quest Wood has been part of the Tolko family since 1981 and Kelowna since 2004 when we acquired Riverside Forest Products.”

Integrating AI: wood species identification in real time

The SpecPro, developed by Comact, is the first in a series of AI platform solutions released to market by BID. Learn about this development and more at OptiSaw – the one-day education forum for those driving the future of sawmilling.

Wood Products Safety Summit to address safety culture, best practices

The Wood Products Safety Summit is taking place on June 11, 2019 in Prince George, B.C. The event is targeted at all forestry manufacturing sectors including lumber, OSB, pellets, and pulp.
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CFI opens nominations for seventh annual Top 10 Under 40

Each year, CFI’s Top 10 Under 40 recognizes young workers’ achievements. Strong work ethic, leadership by example and efforts to grow the quality of our industry will all be acknowledged. Join us as we celebrate our future forestry leaders. » Read more...
Gilbert Smith Forest Products

A look inside Gilbert Smith Forest Products cedar sawmill

VIDEO: Gilbert Smith Forest Products celebrated 50 years of lumber manufacturing last year. President and part-owner Greg Smith takes CFI on a tour of the mill site. » Watch video...

Norbord, Tolko suspend production as wildfire nears High Level

Norbord reports that all non-essential mill employees were safely evacuated and no injuries have been reported. The mill was secure at the time of evacuation. » Read more...

FPAC celebrates contributions to forestry with annual Awards of Excellence

FPAC hosted its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon in Vancouver in early May, where it recognized individual and group contributions that are making a difference and taking the industry into the future. » Read more...

LIGNA 2019

May 27-31, 2019
Location: Hanover, Germany
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Atlantic Truck Show

June 7-8, 2019
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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Wood Products Safety Summit

June 11, 2019
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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OptiSaw: Mill Optimization & Automation Forum

June 13, 2019
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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