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Welcome to File Week 2020!

It’s that time of year again – time for Canadian Forest Industries' annual File Week! For the fourth year in a row, we will be sharing the latest on filing rooms, from advice for training new sawfilers to the latest in automation technology, all week long.

Webinars: Improve efficiency, productivity in sawmills and filing rooms

File Week 2020 looks a bit different this year, given the cancellation of the BC Saw Filers Association convention. Instead, we’re hosting two webinars to help you learn how to improve productivity and efficiency in the filing room!

Saw Filing 101: Goodbye and thanks for all the fish

Trevor Shpeley, a former executive of the BC Saw Filers Association and former saw filer for Kalesnikoff Lumber, shares a couple of truths about the trade in his last Saw Filing 101 column.
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Jaqualynn Gray

Finding the next generation of sawfilers: A sawfiler’s guide

Saw filing is quickly becoming a dying art due to retirement and lack of fresh young blood. It’s time we take steps to get younger men and women involved in this specialized field, writes former sawfiler Jaqualynn Gray, an EHS supervisor at West Fraser’s mill in Augusta, Ga. » Read more...
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Saw and guide lubrication considerations

Supersaul Chemmex discusses two common trends around saw guide lubrication: the use of tackifiers and water soluble versus water insoluble lubrication. » Read more...

Williams & White introduces new band saw guide dresser

This simple, robust machine offers accuracy and repeatability for your band saw guide dressing needs. » Read more...

Saw Filing 101 profile: WFP’s centralized filing room

Trevor Shpeley toured Western Forest Products (WFP)’s central filing room at their Saltair division in Ladysmith, B.C., to see how well their homegrown solution is working for them. » Read more...

A first for filing: one-on-one with Canada’s first female journeyman sawfiler

Canada’s first female journeyman sawfiler, Stephanie Milburn, shares her experience entering the trade and overcoming challenges. “I didn’t want any special treatment because I was a girl. I wanted the same as what the guys did – respect," she says. » Read more...