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July 29, 2019

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.

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 shift as of Sept. 20, 2019.

Tolko, Pinnacle announce partnership to build northern Alberta pellet plant

The limited partnership agreement will see each company own a 50 per cent share of the new $54-million plant, Northern Pellet Limited Partnership.
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Government investment

Government investing $24M to grow markets for BC wood products

The federal government will be investing more than $24 million in six B.C.-based wood product associations to help increase international demand for Canadian wood products. » Read more...
Softwood lumber conference

Highlights of the Global Softwood Log & Lumber Conference

At the conference, speakers gave an overview of the U.S. economy and housing markets, an update on the wood supply situation in B.C., and an outlook for the global softwood lumber market. FEA Canada’s Russ Taylor shares some key takeaways. » Read more...

BC announces new fee-in-lieu of manufacturing for exported logs

The new, targeted fee-in-lieu of manufacturing for exported logs aims to ensure more logs are processed in B.C. The fee will be dependent on the economics of individual stands. » Read more...

Global Sawlog Price Index fell 1.8% in 1Q 2019: WRQ

In 2018, Wood Resources International estimates show that the total trade of softwood logs in 2018 reached a new record high of 93 million m3. But sawlog prices fell throughout the world in the 1Q/19 due to plentiful supply or reduced demand for lumber, depending on the region. » 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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