UBC offers online wood manufacturing management courses

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing at the University of British Columbia will offer three Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC) On-line Management Skills Training courses beginning Sept. 14. These non-academic courses are geared toward teaching wood product professionals how to understand and/or implement various management systems including...

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Man Celebrates 100th Birthday with Donation to Plant Trees

Barrie, ON – Canada’s newest Centenarian, Fred Mogelin, celebrated his 100th birthday on August 10th. From June until his milestone birthday, Fred walked 800 metres-a-day, seven days a week, to raise funds for Forests Ontario – a non-profit charity dedicated to tree planting, forest education, and awareness. His efforts culminated...

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    FPAC — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has been working closely with the federal government to help shape policies and programs to keep our businesses operating, our workers working safely, and our essential supply chain moving. Derek Nighbor, FPAC President, and CEO...

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  • Volatile log market in Germany

    WRI MARKET INSIGHTS — The log market in Germany has been extremely volatile in the first half of 2020, with high demand from the export market and a tight supply of fresh green logs. When the Coronavirus Epidemic forced sawmills to close in March, domestic demand for sawlogs fell and...

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  • Domtar entering the linerboard market

    BLOOMBERG — Domtar Corp. is launching a strategic review of its personal care business, nine years after launching the diaper and incontinence operations. The forest products company says it is exploring “a range of value-creating alternatives,” which include a sale of the business. Chief executive John Williams said Domtar has...

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  • Domtar to Convert Kingsport Manufacturing Operations

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Domtar officials have announced that the company will invest $300 to $350 million to convert its Kingsport manufacturing operations. The converted mill will employ approximately 150 people. Domtar will construct a new warehouse and retrofit its existing...

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  • Kruger to Supply Pulp for the Manufacture of Ecofriendly Disposable Masks

    Montréal, Québec – Kruger Inc. has entered into a partnership with Pulp Moulded Products Inc. (PMP) for the supply of low-carbon footprint fibres that will enable PMP to produce a prototype of a low-cost, single-use biodegradable mask. Developed by PMP for non-front line workers and civilians, this eco-friendly alternative will...

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Spring #2 2020 – Vol 24 #3

Spring #2 2020 – Vol 24 #3

August 10, 2020
By: Brett Vezina

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