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Madison's Lumber Report

Ontario announces protective measures, funding for 2020 tree planting season

The Ontario government has announced $3.5 million to help implement protective measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

2020 Contractor Survey: deadline extended!

CFI has extended the deadline to participate in the 2020 Contractor Survey to Friday, May 15.

US housing affordability down due to COVID-19

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), surging job losses in March stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a decline in U.S. median income and housing affordability.
Sponsored Spotlight 
BKT Tires

Tires for today's forwarders

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:
   • High puncture resistance
   • Aggressive traction
   • Heavy-duty service characteristics

» Find out more, including sizing and tech specs here.
Featured News 
File Week 2020

5 takeaways from File Week 2020

File Week 2020 has come to an end after five days of coverage on new saw filing technology, advice and initiatives for training new filers. Here’s a snapshot of what we learned. » Read more...

How smart technology and pitch removal can help eliminate downtime, profit loss

During File Week 2020, CFI hosted two free webinars to discuss how smart technology and pitch removal can improve productivity in the filing room and the mill. Here are some key takeaways. » Read more...

Western Forest Products Inc. announces negative Q1 2020 results due to COVID-19

Western Forest Products Inc. reported negative adjusted EBITDA of $17.4 million in the first quarter of 2020. » Read more...

Interfor sees net earnings of $6.3 million in Q1 2020 amid COVID-19

Interfor has recorded net earnings in the first quarter of 2020 of $6.3 million compared to net losses of $41.7 million in Q4 of 2019 and $15.3 million in Q1 of 2019. » Read more...

Norbord reports 2020 Q1 earnings and COVID-19 response

Norbord Inc. has reported $75 million for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $27 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. » Read more...