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Madisons Lumber Report

Canfor reports record-high operating income in 2020

Canfor has announced a record-high operating income in 2020 of $727 million and an operating income of $420 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Report recommends Northern Pulp pause reopening process to rebuild trust

An environmental liaison committee examining Northern Pulp’s closure has released a report with recommendations about what the mill should do to assuage the public about reopening. It suggests Northern Pulp abandon its current environmental assessment process in favour of rebuilding trust with the community.

Sennebogen log handler helps BC transload facility run smoothly

Cameron River Logistics, a transload facility in B.C.’s Peace River district, receives up to 50 truckloads a day of 16-foot CTL spruce logs. Dozens of train cars leave the yard every week, moving the logs to the Dunkley sawmill five hours south. And the Sennebogen 830 M-T log handler shows up to work every day to keep the wood moving.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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...
Featured News 
WIF 2021

#ChooseToChallenge: taking action to increase gender representation in forestry

Since 2019, CFI has celebrated International Women’s Day by highlighting the accomplishments of women in the industry, sharing their stories, career advice and management tips. What started out as an idea to simply profile 10 women in the industry has exploded into a yearly content week, a dedicated microsite, and, this year, a virtual event. » Check it out!

Saw manufacturer meets increased demand with Vollmer equipment

With millions of wooden pallets in circulation in the U.S. food industry, saw manufacturer Integrity Saw is regrinding TCT saw blades for a leading pallet manufacturer. To meet the increased demand, the company bought a new five-axis Vollmer CHX840+HS. » Check it out!

Lucidyne names Taylor Trammel sales rep for west coast

Trammel joined Lucidyne in 2018 working as a grading support specialist, working directly with customers on using Lucidyne’s system technology and grading optimization. As sales representative for the west coast he will bring his extensive experience working in sawmills and planer mills. » Read more...

Ponsse launches new-generation Scorpion harvester range

“The cabin workspace is now more practical, and the quiet Scorpion landscape office has been developed specifically with the operator’s comfort and ability to keep working in mind,” says Jan Kauhanen, product manager, harvesters, at Ponsse. » Read more...

MEC Dry Kiln signs new contracts, announces new logo

MEC has signed a contract for the sale and installation of a new dry kiln for Harry Freeman & Sons Ltd. and another contract for the complete renovation of two existing kilns for St-Elzéar Sawmill Inc. » Read more...