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July 24, 2019
Madisons Weekly Report

Ontario invests $5M in province’s first CLT plant

According to a government news release, the $32 million manufacturing facility will be one of North America’s first fully automated cross-laminated timber plants.

Conifex curtailing Mackenzie sawmill for two weeks

Due to continued high log costs and lumber market conditions, Conifex will temporarily curtail its Mackenzie, B.C. sawmill operations for two weeks starting July 29.

PLT Canada and EACOM partner to promote Green Jobs in Timmins

The Timmins community welcomed Zac Wagman this week as he progresses on PLT Canada’s Green Ride for Green Jobs on his Picolo wooden bicycle. Zac started his day at the EACOM Timmins centennial sawmill with a tour and then presented the virtues of green jobs to youth.
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BC public feedback

BC invites feedback as part of the Interior Forest Sector Renewal process

The public is being asked to provide feedback on forest tenure and fibre supply; climate change and forest carbon; manufacturing capacity and fibre use; wood products innovation; and more. » Read more...

Canfor to shut down Mackenzie sawmill, reduce shifts at Isle Pierre

The indefinite curtailment at Mackenzie is effective immediately, while the Isle Pierre sawmill will be permanently reduced from two shifts to one as of Sept. 20, 2019. » Read more...

West Fraser lumber inventories reduced by 150 mmbf in Q2 2019

Permanent and temporary curtailments resulted in 250 mmfbm of reduced lumber production during the first half of 2019. Permanent curtailments are expected to reduce annual production capacity by 614 mmfbm, West Fraser reported. » Read more...

Bois CFM receives $950K to support transition to Industry 4.0

This funding will help Bois CFM boost its technological capabilities and its connectivity by completing its transition to Industry 4.0. Specifically, it will allow the company to buy new, intelligent scanners. » Read more...

Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo

Sept. 5-7, 2019
Location: Escanaba, Mich.
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Blue Ridge Logging Days 2019

Sept. 6-8, 2019
Location: Blue Ridge, Alta.
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9th China Global Wood Trade Conference & Tour

Sept. 7-8, 2019
Location: Chonqing, China
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16th Annual Global Buyers Mission

Sept. 11-13, 2019
Location: Whistler, B.C.
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