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Madisons Lumber Report

WFP-union negotiations break down (full statements)

Talks between Western Forest Products and the union representing roughly 3,000 striking B.C. coastal forestry workers broke down again this week, ending another round of negotiations without plans for future mediation.

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Are you a manufacturer or researcher in the sawmill industry with an innovative optimization or automation solution to modernize sawmill operations and increase their profits? Are you willing to educate an exclusive group of mill management from across Canada? Send us your proposal to present at OptiSaw 2020.

US single-family construction makes steady gains in October

Total U.S. housing starts increased 3.8 per cent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.31 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.
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Groupe Lebel

Groupe Lebel’s Price sawmill invests $8M in upgrades

Groupe Lebel’s investments in drying, a new boiler, modernization of the sawing and planing lines and other improvements at its Price sawmill have generated significant productivity gains during the past five years. » Watch video...
Holtom brothers

Next-gen leaders: Meet Ryan, Kyle and Garth Holtom

Ryan, Kyle and Garth Holtom have been in the forest industry working in their family business for years. Today, working as a mechanic, foreman, and operator, all three are important contributors to the success of the Terrace, B.C.-based logging contractor D.R. Holtom Ltd. » Read more...

Photo contest early entries showcase value of B.C. forestry

This year’s COFI and CFI forestry photo contest asked British Columbians to submit photos showcasing the benefits forestry provides them. » See what’s been sumbited so far.

Quebec hardwood flooring company shuts down logging operations

A Quebec hardwood flooring producer is shutting down its logging operations by the end of the month, leaving 165 people out of work. » Read more...

BC forest companies promote products in Japan, China

B.C.’s forests minister Doug Donaldson and 35 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations wrapped up their 2019 forestry trade mission to Asia. » 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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2020 Mapping the Course Conference

Jan. 23, 2020
Location: Vancouver, Wash.
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BC Natural Resources Forum

Jan. 28-30, 2020
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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