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Resolute to acquire Conifex’s US sawmills for US$163M

The three sawmills, with combined production capacity of 550 million board feet, are located in Cross City, Fla., and Glenwood and El Dorado, both in Arkansas.

NS cuts sawmill president from forestry transition team

A controversial opinion on the future of Nova Scotia’s Northern Pulp mill has led to the axe of one of the province’s newly announced forestry transition team members.

TLA Convention aims for ‘clear sight’ into BC’s forestry future

“There’s a desperate need for trying to see through all the uncertainty and turmoil and industry crisis that’s happening right now,” TLA executive director David Elstone tells CFI.
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Markets outlook

2020 global lumber markets outlook

"For 2020, global production is forecast to grow by 1.6 per cent." FEA Canada's Russ Taylor contributes CFI's annual 2020 global lumber markets outlook. Read his take on why competitiveness will continue to be a key theme in the coming year. » Read more...

ATCO Wood Products creates value from the entire log

Family-owned ATCO Wood Products Ltd. in the B.C. Kootenays has been producing high-quality softwood veneer and other wood products for more than 60 years. Their goal is to get the most value out of the trees they harvest, and offer the highest quality possible. CFI gets an inside look at how they make that happen. » Read more...
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PDI's economical waste wood burner is capable of burning a variety of waste fuels, with varying moisture content. The burner provides a steady, stable source of clean heat to kiln. With options for direct heat and minimum ash carryover, or zero ash carry over this system eliminates the need for a boiler and allows continued use of waste products to heat the kiln. Designed to be both economical and efficient, the waste wood burner improves the bottom line without sacrificing quality.
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Kenora Forest Products parent company files for bankruptcy

The owners of Kenora Forest Products have filed for bankruptcy and put the northwestern Ontario sawmill up for sale. » Read more...

Opinion: FPAC looks back at the year that was and what’s to come

“Notwithstanding recent setbacks, Canada’s forest products sector is ready, willing, and able to provide innovative solutions to some of our most pressing challenges,” writes FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor. » Read more...

BC earmarks $875K for Interior communities affected by mill closures

The B.C. government is providing $875,000 to 11 Interior communities to help with delivery of transition services and supports to mill workers and their families who have been affected by mill closures or shift reductions. » Read more...

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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