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COFI, CFI launch fifth annual photo contest

COFI and CFI will accept photo entries until December 16, 2020. One grand prize winner will have their photo featured on the cover of CFI magazine and will receive a $500 Canadian Tire gift card.

West Fraser to acquire Norbord for $4B

“Norbord’s OSB production is a perfect complement to the West Fraser portfolio, enabling us to deliver a wider range of wood products, and making us a more complete, efficient and valuable partner for our customers,” said Raymond Ferris, president and CEO of West Fraser.

Canfor to sell Fort Nelson forest tenure to wood pellet producer

On Nov. 17, Canfor announced it had reached multi-year $30-million agreements for the sale of the forest tenure to wood pellet producer Peak Renewables.

BLOG: Creating space – feeling safe, valued and respected

In her latest blog post, Tolko’s Tanya Wick takes a look at what it takes to create a workplace where all employees feel safe, valued and respected.
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BC Coast loggers

2020 Contractor Survey: Regional View – BC Coast

Logging rates have improved for nearly half of all Coastal contractors, revenue is up, and more young people are entering the industry. But challenges remain, such as higher operating costs, low profit margins, and regulatory issues including export policies and stumpage fees. » Read more...
Dynamic operations

Dynamic operations: Ben Hokum & Son bets big on optimization

In 2016, Dean Felhaber, president of Ben Hokum & Son, began planning a number of modernization projects, including upgrading their small log sawmill to run larger logs, a new grading line and more. CFI gets an inside look at the upgraded operations. » Read more...

Tolko invests in Alabama lumber mill

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

Russia plans to implement log export ban by 2022

If the log ban is enacted, it will be the end of Russia’s long-lasting role as one of the world’s largest exporter of softwood logs. Over many decades, the country exported large volumes of wood raw-material, predominantly to forest products manufacturers in Asia and Europe. » Read more...

Northern Pulp cleanup paused after additional sludge discovered

The shuttered pulp mill‘s cleanup, which was set to begin this fall, has been paused after an independent assessment of the lagoons this summer revealed an extra 194,000 cubic metres of sludge. » Read more...

Saw Filing 101: Purchasing equipment steps

In the latest Saw Filing 101 column, Walter Peat, head saw filer for Terminal Forest Products Ltd., dives into the four steps for purchasing equipment: determining the benefit, determining the cost, calculating the value and writing the proposal. » Read more...