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September 18, 2019
Madisons Report

COFI releases plan for competitive forest industry

The B.C. Council of Forest Industries (COFI) recently released a plan – “SmartFuture: A Path Forward for B.C.’s Forest Products Industry” – with 60 policy choices that can be made today to secure a stronger future for B.C.’s forest sector.

Softwood lumber trade up 5% in first half of 2019: WRQ

Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

Tolko curtails Kelowna mill for ‘indeterminate period’

“This decision was not easy for us to make,” said Vice-President of Solid Wood Troy Connolly. “We are very disappointed to be in a position where we have to curtail the mill, particularly given the reasons for this extension are beyond our control.”
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Featured News 
Mill closures

BC announces $69M to help workers impacted by mill closures

The government of B.C. has announced $69 million in funding for a new series of measures aimed at supporting Interior B.C. forest workers impacted by mill closures and shift reductions. Measures include $40 million to create a cost-shared, early-retirement bridging program. » Read more...
Truck platooning

FPInnovations takes truck platooning a step further

FPInnovations and its partners recently completed the second phase of development testing a two-truck platooning system, this time evaluating the lead truck’s ability to control the steering of the vehicle behind it. CFI spoke with advanced vehicle engineer Edouard Proust and business development manager Mathieu Blouin to learn more. » Read more...

Stellex Capital Management to sell Morbark for $352M

Alamo Group will buy Morbark LLC from Stellex Capital Management for $352 million. The sale includes all assets and operations of Morbark and its affiliate brands. » Read more...

Weiler launches purpose-built forestry products

The purpose-built forestry product line consists of wheel skidders, track feller bunchers, wheel feller bunchers, and knuckleboom loaders. » Read more...

National Forest Week

Sept. 22-28, 2019
Location: Canada
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WPAC AGM & Conference

Sept. 24-25, 2019
Location: Ottawa
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National Tree Day

Sept. 25, 2019
Location: Canada
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