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Madisons Lumber Report

Protecting workers during a pandemic

In a best practices guide for forestry employers to follow during COVID-19, WorkSafeBC’s Megan Martin lays out ways to help assess and control potential hazards and create a pandemic contingency plan.

FPAC, other resource groups, call on feds to end strike at Port of Montreal

The Port of Montreal strike is exacerbating an already stressful situation by bringing the shipping of essential items like minerals, metals, forest products and fuel to a standstill in the region.

Saw Filing 101: Leading the way

In the latest Saw Filing 101 column, Walter Peat, head saw filer for Terminal Forest Products Ltd., discusses the importance of leadership in the sawmill's sawfiling shop, and the benefits that go along with it.

NAHB: Builder confidence matches all-time high on record traffic

In a sign that housing continues to lead the economy forward, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased six points to 78 in August.
Sponsored Spotlight 
Softwood Lumber Board

The Softwood Lumber Board's Impact: Healthy Forests. Thriving Industry. Strong Communities.

The mission of the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is to increase demand for softwood lumber by growing market share for lumber-based products in commercial, residential, and outdoor construction in the U.S. We aim to make softwood lumber the preferred building material from both economic and environmental standpoints. Our investments have had significant impact, generating over 7 billion board feet since the SLB's inception and delivering an average ROI of $25 for every $1 spent. » Learn more...
Featured News 

Survey snippet 2: Profit expectations drop

Results from CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey show that profit expectations have dropped on average. But, just as with logging rate increases, contractors’ expectations on fair profit differ drastically from province to province. For example, 100 per cent of contractors in Alberta view 11 per cent or more as a fair profit margin, compared to just 50 per cent in Ontario. » Read more...
Patrick Lavoie

Quebec’s forest sector: a secret weapon against climate change

“With sustainable harvesting levels and proper regeneration practices and follow-up, forests are in fact carbon dioxide-sucking (eco)systems, and using wood helps avoid the production of materials with higher carbon footprints,” writes FPInnovations’ Patrick Lavoie. » Read more...

Liebherr-XPower wheel loaders

XPower is an innovative concept, which combines performance, fuel efficiency, robustness and comfort. With Liebherr power split driveline, XPower wheel loaders work with the greatest level of efficiency in all applications. Choose an industrial lift arm or a Z-bar linkage for a high handling capacity. Increase safety as well as reduce the burden on operators with all the new assistance systems developed by Liebherr, fully integrated into the machine’s controls. The new features include the Skyview 360° camera system, active rear person recognition, front area monitoring and a new weighing device. » More information...

Equipment spotlight: slope solutions

CFI shares the newest equipment for safely harvesting on challenging slopes. » Read more...

FPInnovations launches online library containing 50 years of research

The Research Library includes over 10,000 documents that cover the fundamentals of forestry to innovative technologies. » Read more...

Conifex reports adjusted EBITDA of negative $1.1M in Q2 2020

The reported negative EBITDA reflected the curtailment of the Mackenzie sawmill for most of the period, offset partially by steady and positive results from bioenergy operations. » Read more...