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Feds invest $1.7M in FPInnovations to develop hybrid forestry trucks

The funds will help FPInnovations retrofit two conventional forestry tractor-trailers into hybrid tractor-trailers, by equipping the two trailers with electric drive axels that will help the diesel-powered trucks.

Canfor reports record operating income in Q2 2021

Canfor reported a record quarterly reported operating income of $1.04 billion driven by unprecedented high lumber prices and a strong operating performance across all regions, and record-high quarterly sales of $2.5 billion.

Resolute reports $268M net income in Q2 2021

Resolute Forest Products’ ] wood products segment generated operating income of $405 million in the quarter, an increase of $184 million from the previous quarter.

West Fraser Q2 2021 sales up 61% over Q1

West Fraser’s lumber segment generated operating earnings in the quarter of $955 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $994 million. Adjusted EBITDA increased due to higher lumber prices and higher shipment volumes that recovered from the seasonal railcar shortages in Canada and a period of extreme winter conditions in the U.S. South in the previous quarter.

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Downie Timber

Optimizing operations: Downie Timber invests in new equipment to meet demand

Revelstoke, B.C., like many other forestry communities, has seen the number of sawmills in the area dwindle in recent years. But, there’s one sawmill left standing: Downie Timber. The mill, now owned by the Gorman Group, has been a staple in the community since 1950, and recent upgrades will ensure its success for years to come. » Learn more...
Saw filing 101

Saw filing 101: Guiding circular saws

“Are your circular saws being guided properly? Hopefully, the answer to that question is ‘Yes, they are.’ But, for several different reasons, this area falls short of its goal more than a mill would like,” writes Paul Smith in his latest Saw Filing 101 column. » Learn more...

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...
Madison's Lumber Report

Stella-Jones reports record EBITDA in Q2 2021

“We are very pleased with our second quarter performance, which included strong sales growth in each of our product categories. Volume gains in utility poles and railway ties, combined with unprecedented high market prices of lumber, drove sales to over $900 million and EBITDA to a record quarter,” stated Éric Vachon, president and CEO of Stella-Jones. » Read more...

Tigercat releases LSX870D shovel logger

With the choice of attachments including the new Tigercat BG13 grapple with a live heel boom or the SC08 shovel clam grapple, the LSX870D is suited to pre-bunching and shovel logging in challenging terrain. » Read more...

Cat now offering whole-machine telematic solution

Able to be integrated with existing telematics regardless of brand, the engine-ready solution can help provide a clear picture of a machine’s health by collecting all the machine data and displaying the results through an easy-to-read online dashboard. » Read more...

Nova Scotia sawmill badly damaged after fire

A fire broke out at Millett Lumber in Chester Grant, N.S., on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. The mill’s main building was engulfed in flames; about 70 firefighters fought the blaze for six hours. » 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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