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Madison Lumber Report

Survey snippet 12: The benefits of being a logger

If you’ve ever asked anyone who works in forestry why they enjoy the job, two out of three times the answer will be the ability to work outdoors. The results of CFI’s 2020 Contractor Survey reinforce this: 66 per cent say the No. 1 perk of being a logger is working in the woods.

Feds mandate use of ELDs, FPInnovations named first certification body

“FPInnovations understands the importance of the electronic logging device mandate and is ready and committed to helping improve road safety in Canada by taking up the challenge of certifying these devices,” said Glen Légère, senior director at the Fibre Supply Innovation Centre of Excellence, FPInnovations, in a statement.

Bill to update Alberta’s Forests Act passes first reading

The new Growing Alberta’s Forest Sector Amendment Act, 2020 would modernize the existing Forests Act – which hasn’t been updated since 1971 – to meet the current realities of Alberta’s forest sector.

Canfor reports record-high lumber earnings in Q3 2020

For Q3 2020, the company reported operating income of $299.6 million, up $202.7 million from Q2 2020, reflecting a marked increase in lumber segment earnings.
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The CFI Podcast

The CFI Podcast: Andrew Stiffman on Kalesnikoff’s entrance into mass timber

In the latest episode of The CFI Podcast, CFI editor Ellen Cools speaks with Andrew Stiffman, senior business development manager at Kalesnikoff, about the company’s entrance into mass timber, its benefits, the future of this relatively new field, and more. » Read more...
Andrew Oliver

Forestry’s rising stars: Meet Andrew Oliver

To acknowledge and highlight each winner of our Top 10 Under 40, CFI will feature one of 2020’s winners every week. This week, we introduce readers to Andrew Oliver, area forester for Western Woodlot Services Co-operative in Bridgewater, N.S. » Read more...
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West Fraser reports $605M Adjusted EBITDA thanks to higher lumber prices

West Fraser’s lumber segment generated operating earnings in the quarter of $454 million Adjusted EBITDA of $552 million. The improvement was due primarily to higher lumber prices and SYP shipment volumes. » Read more...

Huntsville Forest Products acquires hardwood sawmill from Rayonier

In addition to the sawmill, HFP has acquired the RYAM Huntsville Forestry Division, which supplies the sawmill with sawlogs from the French Severn Forest, Algonquin Forestry Authority, as well as other Crown forest entities in the region. » Read more...

Tech Update: Scanners and optimizers in 2020

CFI shares the newest scanning and optimization technologies available for mills in 2020. » Read more...

U.S. September new home sales pause following strong summer surge

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in September fell 3.5 per cent to 959,000 from a downwardly revised August number. But the September rate is 32.1 per cent higher than the Sept. 2019 pace. » Read more...