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Tolko, Hunt Forest Products, to build $240M sawmill in Louisiana

Construction is expected to start in early 2022, and the new facility will employ approximately 60 people when operations begin in the first half of 2023. The sawmill will employ approximately 130 people when it is operating at full capacity.

Alberta gov. signs first new forest management area agreement in 12 years

The FMA with Crowsnest Forest Products is approximately 3,511 kilometres large. The agreement does not increase the amount of wood the company can harvest, but secures their access to fibre for the next 20 years.

FESBC grant helps Mackenzie mill maximize wood fibre

Close to $615,000 in funding awarded to East Fraser Fiber Co. Ltd. (EFF) by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is helping to support jobs in Mackenzie, B.C., and in the recovery of close to 30,000 cubic metres of low- quality fibre that otherwise would not have been used.

Ont. providing $10.5M to support forestry, mining

The funds will support 24 projects, including $184,178 to Bush Brothers Inc. to purchase new forestry equipment and increase their log loading and hauling capacity, and hire four new workers.
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Communication – the missing key to effective management in forestry

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WFP donates $50K to wildfire relief and readiness efforts

Western Forest Products Inc. has donated $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal Campaign. With the provincial and federal governments matching donations to support the Canadian Red Cross campaign in B.C., this brings the total contribution to $150,000. » Read more...

N.S. party leaders against government financing for Northern Pulp plan

Liberal Premier Iain Rankin, PC leader Tim Houston and NDP leader Gary Burrill all recently told the CBC that their parties would not loan money for the mill revamp and construction of a state-of-the-art effluent treatment facility. » Read more...

New U.S. home sales fall in June: NAHB

The June number follows downward revisions to the May estimate and marks the lowest rate since April 2020. Despite the recent cooling trend, new home sales are up 13.5 per cent on a year-to-date basis. » Read more...

BID Group to deliver turnkey facility for Tolko and Hunt’s new sawmill

Through its industry-leading wood processing technologies and integrated solutions offering, BID will manage, design, build, equip, install, and provide full start-up services for the project. » Read more...

OptiSaw 2021 Virtual Summit

Date: Sept. 16, 2021
Location: www.woodbusiness.ca
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BC Saw Filers Association Convention

Date: May 26-28, 2022
Location: Kamloops, B.C.
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Elmia Wood 2022

Date: June 2-4, 2022
Location: Jonkoping, Sweden
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DEMO International 2022

Date: Sept. 22-24, 2022
Location: Ottawa/Gatineau
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