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October 16, 2019
Madisons Report

A sneak peek of DEMO 2020

Last week, the industry advisory committee helping to organize DEMO International 2020 got an update about the event and another look at the active logging site just north of Ottawa/Gatineau.

Moving forward with the Gender Equality in Forestry National Action Plan

Last November, the government announced a $467K investment in CIF’s three-year action plan aimed at attracting and retaining women to careers in forestry. Kristina Urquhart checked in with Kelly Cooper, head of the steering committee developing the plan, to get an update.

2Q 2019 BC sawmill profit margins lowest since 2009: WRQ

According to the Wood Resource Quarterly, thanks to lower lumber prices and only small adjustments in sawlog costs in the 2Q/19, sawmills in North America saw their profit margins decline again.
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Featured News 
Mass timber webinar

‘If not wood, what?’ Webinar highlights growing demand for mass timber

Mass timber is set to take off in North America. But what does this mean for Canada’s forest industry? To answer that question, CFI hosted a webinar on Oct. 8 about North America’s mass timber landscape, moderated by Canadian Wood Council’s Peter Moonen, featuring speakers from Structurlam, Element5 and Nordic. Here are some key takeaways. » Read more...
Zachary Wagman

Next-gen leaders: Meet Zachary Wagman

To acknowledge and highlight each winner of our Top 10 Under 40, CFI will feature one of 2019’s winners every week for the next 10 weeks. This week, we introduce our readers to Zachary Wagman, green jobs manager for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. » Read more...

Tigercat acquires ROI

Tigercat has completed the purchase of Ragnar Original Innovations (ROI), which manufactures material processing machinery used in the construction, forestry and recycling industries. » Read more...

Fire destroys Miramichi lumber mill

Hal Raper, CFO and woodlands manager for Maritime Lumber (which owns Miramichi Lumber), believes the cause of the fire was arson. It will cost $15 million to replace the building and its equipment. » Read more...

SFI Annual Conference

Oct. 21-25, 2019
Location: Richmond, Va.
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Level 1 ControlLogix PLC Troubleshooting Class

Oct. 22-23, 2019
Location: Red Deer, Alta.
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Level 2 ControlLogix PLC Troubleshooting Class

Oct. 24-25, 2019
Location: Red Deer, Alta.
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