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Optisaw 2021

West Fraser reduces production output across North America

The company says the change is because of wildfires in B.C., slowing orders for forest products, constraints on the availability of resins used to manufacture panel products, transportation interruptions and overall inventory levels.

Saskatchewan approves timber allocations for Dunkley Lumber mill expansion

The expansion will boost lumber production capacity by 75 per cent from 130 mamba to 230 mmbf, which will require approximately 821,000 cubic metres of softwood timber.

FESBC grant helps NorthPac Forestry Group recover fibre

The FESBC-funded NorthPac project will save approximately 42,000 cubic metres of pulp logs from being burned in the forest. That equates to approximately 1,050 truckloads of fibre not being burned.
BKT Tires

FS 216 | Log Skidder Tires by BKT

FS 216 has a robust log design with optimum angle and wider width to enhance traction performance for loggers and skidders. It provides excellent cut and chip resistance under the most critical operating conditions and ensures maximum protection against possible damages at any time.
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Featured News 
Automating forestry

Automating forestry: FPInnovations works towards an autonomous log loader

The idea of a machine being able to autonomously harvest and move logs in the forest may seem like a far-fetched idea that is decades away. But, autonomous forestry machinery may be closer than we think. FPInnovations has been developing an autonomous log loader that is now capable of detecting and handling logs on the ground. » Learn more...
First Nations

First Nations denounce engagement process on modernization of forest policy in BC

Twenty B.C. First Nations and Indigenous forestry organizations have signed in support of a letter from the B.C. First Nations Forestry Council calling for a meaningful consultation to ensure that First Nations’ rights, priorities and values are incorporated into the modernization of forest policy in B.C. » Learn more...
American Signumat

“The Original” – Proven quality and performance

We are the exclusive distributor for Signumat log tags, Urban Forestry tree tags, Signumat Tree Bud Protectors, Hardwood Log Split Stoppers and associated tools for the U.S.A., Canada and beyond.

Tel. 1-410-592-2907 • cs@americansignumat.com

The Signumat system helps you improve both organization and accuracy of stock control.

Abrasion-resistant and fiber-glass reinforced.

It is fast, cost effective and weather resistant, whether used to mark length and section cut timber or standing trees. The system is easy to use – tags are removed simply from the tag holder by the hammer, press the tag to the hammer then one strike secures the tag.
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Madison's Lumber Report

FSC announces new core labour requirements for chain of custody standard

The new requirements aim to ensure that the protection of workers’ rights is firmly tied to a company’s FSC certificate. This marks a first for the forest certification industry. » Read more...

Cat unveils new 568 Forest Machine

Powered by a proven Cat 9.3B engine, the machine’s new electrohydraulic control system generates 10 per cent greater swing torque and 14 per cent more drawbar pull to make quick work of heavy logs. » Read more...

Duncan Davies named chairman of the board of Resolute

“We have identified wood products as a key pillar of our transformation strategy, and bringing Duncan’s deep knowledge of the industry on board is an excellent step in that direction to complement our existing board and strategy,” said Remi G. Lalonde, Resolute’s president and CEO. » 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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