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Survey snippet 15: What are contractors saying?

Just like in 2018, this year’s CFI Contractor Survey gave respondents the opportunity to add their own thoughts to the conversation about the challenges facing Canada’s logging contractors. Here’s a sample of what they had to say.

Saw Filing 101: Purchasing equipment steps

In the latest Saw Filing 101 column, Walter Peat, head saw filer for Terminal Forest Products Ltd., shares what sawfilers should do at each step of the process when purchasing equipment.

Tolko invests in Alabama lumber mill

Tolko Industries (U.S.) Ltd. and Jasper Lumber Company have entered a 50-50 joint-venture partnership in an existing sawmill, shavings business, whole log chipper, and trucking operations in Jasper, Ala.

Canfor to sell Fort Nelson forest tenure to wood pellet producer

Canfor has reached multi-year $30-million agreements for the sale of the forest tenure to Peak Renewables, a bioenergy company that manufactures sustainably sourced pellets.
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COFI, CFI launch fifth annual photo contest

The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and CFI are proud to announce the launch of their fifth annual photo contest calling for submissions that illustrate the breadth and diversity of B.C.’s forest industry across the province. Entries will be accepted until Dec. 16, 2020. » Read more...
Brett Erickson

Forestry’s rising stars: Meet Brett Erickson

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 our readers to Brett Erickson, control systems specialist for Tolko Industries in High Level, Alta. » Read more...
Madisons Lumber Report

FPInnovations applauds Quebec government’s support of innovation in forestry

Following the update on Quebec’s economic and financial situation, FPInnovations applauds the province’s commitment to forestry. FPInnovations was also granted $2 million over two years to contribute towards the development of innovative solutions for forestry. » Read more...

Canada’s October housing starts trend up

“Higher single-detached SAAR starts in October drove the overall trend higher, offsetting a second consecutive decline in monthly multi-family SAAR starts,” said Bob Dugan, CMHC’s chief economist. » Read more...

Tigercat gives a sneak peek at the prototype 865 logger

The 865 logger can be configured as a loader with boom options for various grapple types, or as a high-capacity processor, capable of running large harvesting heads in demanding duty cycles. » Read more...

Russia plans to implement log export ban by 2022

Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and could reach zero in 2022 if President Putin’s new log export ban is implemented. It would be the end of Russia’s long-lasting role as one of the world’s largest exporter of softwood logs. » Read more...