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FSC Canada endorses BC First Nations Forest Strategy

“We applaud FSC for leading by example as the first forest certification system in British Columbia to align themselves with a Forest Strategy informed directly by Nations for over a decade,” says Chief Bill Williams, president and chair of the board for the B.C. First Nations Forestry Council.

Louisiana-Pacific to restart Peace Valley OSB mill

In order to meet growing customer demand, LP will restart its OSB mill in Peace Valley, B.C. The company plans to spend $10 million on the mill restart.

Tech update: the newest conveyors for wood fibre

CFI shares the latest conveyors available for moving wood fibre through sawmills.

West Fraser reports $544M in Adjusted EBITDA for Q4 2020

The company expects lumber production for 2021 to increase by approximately 340 MMfbm over 2020 production and reach approximately 6,300 MMfbm. Pulp production is expected to slightly improve in 2021.
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PDI drying systems

The PDI kiln heating system utilizes PDI’s proprietary waste wood burner and air-to-air heat exchangers to provide ash-free heat for up to two kilns at a time. PDI’s economical waste wood burner is capable providing a steady, stable source of heat while burning a variety of waste fuels with varying moisture content. A heat exchanger allows the combustion heat to be transferred to the inside of the kiln without exposing the final product to any ash or disrupting the airflow balance inside the kiln. PDI’s kiln heating system includes its own control system and supports full integration with kiln controls. » Find out more...
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Scierie Girard

Revolutionary power: Quebec mill sees benefits switching to electric system

Scierie Girard’s recent conversion from propane to an electric system to power its six dry kilns has not only saved the company money, but has also increased the quality and efficiency of their drying operations. » Read more...
MNP insurance

How to increase insurance value while reducing insurance costs

While insurance should be a given, buying too much coverage can be just as problematic as buying too little. MNP’s Chris Duncan shares some advice about finding the right insurance for loggers’ needs. » Check it out!
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FedNor invests $422,500 to support Parry Sound-Muskoka, Ont. forestry initiatives

As part of this funding, $400,000 will go to Muskoka Timber Mills Ltd., to purchase new equipment and upgrade its operations. Westwind Forest Stewardship will use the remaining $22,500 to decide how to utilize untapped forest resources in the Britt, Ont., region. » Read more...

CM Labs Simulations, Tigercat form partnership

As part of the agreement, CM Labs will develop and supply Tigercat with a series of simulators that replicate the functionality and behaviour of the Tigercat 1075C log forwarder and the Tigercat 1165 mid-sized wheel harvester. » Read more...

Weyerhaeuser reports $292M in net earnings for Q4 2020

“Our teams delivered the highest wood products Adjusted EBITDA on record, achieved record low cost performance in lumber, and captured approximately $100 million of operational excellence improvements across our businesses,” said Devin W. Stockfish, president and CEO. » Read more...

Five cases of COVID-19 confirmed at JD Irving mill

After identifying five cases at J.D. Irving’s mill in St. Leonard, N.B., all 272 employees at the site will be provided the opportunity for three tests over the next 14 days. » Rea more...