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Madisons Lumber Report

Years at the grind: Stewart Systems chips its way through B.C.’s forest industry

Stewart Systems Inc., a mobile chipping and grinding company that goes into cut blocks and makes use of what would otherwise be waste wood, sees success ahead as the industry emphasizes fibre utilization.

Domtar Ontario forest receives certification approval from FSC

Domtar says it has successfully completed a surveillance audit on the Wabigoon Forest in northwestern Ontario for the new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) National Standard for Canada.

115-year-old B.C. sawmill to close due to ‘disproportionately high’ tax bills

The Flavelle sawmill’s tax bills have amounted to almost $3 million, a number that the company’s executive vice-president, Bruce Rose, says is uneconomical.
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Survey snippet 4: Operators’ earnings on the rise

The fourth survey snippet from CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey shows that forestry equipment operators and drivers across Canada are, on average, earning $30 per hour – a slight increase from the $29/hour they reported making in 2018. » Read more...
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100 years strong: Millar Western Forest Products plans for next 100 years

In 2019, Millar Western Forest Products celebrated their 100-year anniversary – a major accomplishment that few forest products companies in the country can claim. But the company is already focused on the next 100 years, having recently invested $36 million to upgrade their operations. » Read more...

Equipment Spotlight: Feller Bunchers

CFI has compiled a list of the newest feller bunchers on the market. » Read more...

New U.S. home sales surge in July to 13-year high

In a sign that the housing market continues to lead the economy during the coronavirus outbreak, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose to its highest pace since 2006. » Read more...

Sawmill capacity utilization rates improved from Jan-May compared to one year ago

Comparing the month of May to April 2020, Canada softwood lumber production recovered nicely, up by +25 per cent, at 1,816 mfbm for May 2020 compared to 1,452 the previous month, according to Madison’s Lumber Reporter. » Read more...