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June 26, 2019
Madisons Weekly Report

Welcome to Dust Safety Week 2019!

Dust Safety Week 2019 is here! We’ve got tons of great content coming at you this week from our partners as well as our exclusive coverage of the Wood Products Safety Summit that took place June 11 in Prince George, B.C.

Hampton Lumber to purchase Conifex’s Fort St. James mill

“While economic conditions are extremely challenging right now for the lumber industry in British Columbia, we believe the long-term outlook for Canadian lumber is promising,” said Hampton Lumber CEO Steve Zika.

Progressing combustible dust mitigation and control

From 2012 to 2018, the forest products manufacturing industry, labour unions and WorkSafeBC worked on strong mitigation and control measures regarding combustible dust. The BC Forest Safety Council summarizes the progress that has been made.
Les Aciers JP

Rotary Debarker - Electric

Portable Rotary Debarker is available either diesel or electric powered, up to 30' long module with a capacity of debarking any log species. Log length up to 12ft and up to 30: diameter. In ideal condition it can produce up to 50 GCMT/HR with less the 1% bark content. Also manufacturing rotary step feeders, transfer, conveyor belts and chains, steel structures and log-ponds. » Learn more...
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EACOM Nairn Centre

Added value: EACOM’s Nairn Centre sees payback with new MSR machine

EACOM’s Nairn Centre, Ont., mill has recently seen several upgrades, including the installation of a new machine stress rating (MSR) system. The new MSR machine is a MetriGuard 2350, and the benefits were seen almost immediately at the mill. » Read more...
Errington Cedar Products

Saw Filing 101 profile: Errington Cedar Products

Errington Cedar Products in Errington, B.C., may not be a large mill, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in the quality of its product and commitment to its employees. Seasoned CFI columnist and sawfiler Trevor Shpeley takes readers inside Errington’s filing room. » Read more...

Using satellites to map tree species distribution from space

Species distribution data is often difficult, if not impossible to obtain to a high degree of accuracy without significant labour and/or capital expenditure costs.
Satellites offer the unique capability to survey even the largest of forests, in their entirety, and identify tree species with an accuracy of over 90%. Rezatec’s satellite-based Forest Management service provides powerful intelligence for harvest planning processes, faster and more cost effective than traditional methods. » Click here to learn more.

‘Our focus is on impact with speed’: Stéphane Renou talks Forestry 4.0

FPInnovations launched its Forestry 4.0 Initiative last year with the goal of bringing IIoT technology to the forest industry. CFI spoke with FPInnovations’ president and CEO Stéphane Renou to get a sense of where the initiative is at, what challenges they face, and more. » Read more...

Properly maintained dryers are safe dryers

Preventative maintenance and routine safety procedures can keep a dryer running longer with fewer shutdowns, and keep employees safe. Thompson Dryers’ Cathryne Scharton shares 15 tips to keep biomass dryers running longer and safer. » Read more...

Forest Products Society International Convention

June 26–28, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Expo

June 26-29, 2019
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo

Sept. 5-7, 2019
Location: Escanaba, Mich.
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