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November 13, 2019
Madisons Lumber Report

Tolko to permanently close Kelowna mill

Following a thorough examination of all contributing factors including log costs, market conditions, and cumulative policy burden, Tolko will permanently close its Kelowna division on Jan. 8, 2020.

BC forest company executives on trade mission to Asia

From now until Nov. 15, 2019, 35 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations, along with B.C. minister of forests Doug Donaldson, will meet with stakeholders in Asia to promote B.C.’s wood products.

Canfor shareholder to oppose offer to take company private

Letko, Brosseau & Associates, an independent investment manager, says it will oppose Great Pacific Capital’s offer to take Canfor private. The firm says the proposed offer is “very opportunistic and significantly undervalues” Canfor.
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Mass timber surging

Building taller: BC mass timber suppliers see surging sales in Canada, US

As the B.C. commodity lumber sector shutters mills, the B.C. value-added sector serving mass timber construction is surging forward with sales buoyed by a strong U.S. economy clamouring for new buildings and optimism over changes in Canada’s 2020 National Building Code. » Watch video...
Trevor Reid

Next-gen leaders: Meet Trevor Reid

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 Trevor Reid, general manager of Dunkley Lumber – Edgewood Division in Carrot River, Sask. » Read more...
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Logging contractors need forwarder tires that provide traction even in rugged terrain or challenging soil types. FORESTECH is a BKT bias steel-belted tire, suitable for forestry applications with forwarders. The strong bead and shoulder area ensure high puncture resistance as well as a longer tire life-cycle. As a result, you can deal with the most difficult operating conditions in the woods without sacrificing performance or operating costs. FORESTECH forwarder tires combine the following features in an affordable option:
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BC’s Okanagan College offering free log truck driving course

The Professional Log Truck Driver program will be offered by Okanagan College starting on Nov. 18. The 16-week program includes 10 weeks of theory and classroom training, followed by six weeks of hands-on practical driver training. » Read more...

Interfor reports $35.6M net loss in Q3, increased US production

The company recorded a net loss in Q3’19 of $35.6 million, or $0.53 per share, compared to a net loss of $11.2 million, or $0.17 per share in Q2’19 and net earnings of $28.2 million, or $0.40 per share in Q3’18. » Read more...

Weak markets, USW strike behind WFP Q3 earnings loss

“Looking ahead, we are committed to resolving the current labour dispute in a manner that supports our customers and employees, while ensuring that Western remains globally competitive,” said Don Demens, president and CEO. » Read more...

30th Annual Trenton Woodlot Conference

Nov. 22, 2019
Location: Batawa, Ont.
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Truck Loggers Association Convention and Trade Show

Jan. 15-17, 2020
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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