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Mercer announces downtime at Cariboo Mill

April 7, 2020

NEW YORK, NY, April 3, 2020 – Mercer International Inc. has reported that its joint venture Cariboo pulp mill will be taking approximately four weeks of downtime starting on or about April 20, 2020, resulting in an approximate reduction of NBSK production of 30,000 tonnes of which Mercer’s share is

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EACOM is considered essential and is hiring 

April 6, 2020

“We are looking for production employees and maintenance employees,” says human resources vice-president Eric Larouche. In an interview with The Working Forest, Laroche says operations like EACOM’s are considered essential, because bi-products like wood chips and sawdust are used in personal protection equipment like masks, and lumber is needed to

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West Fraser Cuts Production

April 6, 2020

My Caribou Now — West Fraser will be reducing production even further as the global appetite for forest products diminishes due to the continuing proliferation of the COVID-19 pandemic and mandatory or recommended governmental restrictions on movement, travel, work, and trade. West Fraser announced the additional production adjustments Friday. Lumber

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Pulp mill supplies materials for medical protective equipment in Canada, U.S.

April 6, 2020

The Globe & Mail — A pulp mill on Vancouver Island that supplies American producers with materials to make surgical masks and other medical supplies has been dragged into a trade dispute between Canada and the United States after President Donald Trump signed an order to restrict exports of personal protective

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Kenora sawmill deadline extended

April 6, 2020

Kenora Onlne — A deadline for the Kenora Forest Products sawmill has been extended. A proposal from bankruptcy trustees was expected last Friday, but the court says details are now due May 18. Prendiville Industries filed for bankruptcy protection before Christmas, citing cash-flow issues related to border tariffs. A legal

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Komatsu’s new 901XC 8WD harvester is a thinning powerhouse

April 3, 2020

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Komatsu’s new 901XC (eXtreme Conditions) 8WD harvester excels in challenging steep, rough or soft harvesting environments.  The 901XC has all of the market-leading features found in Komatsu’s proven 901-6WD harvester platform, including the innovative, 3PS three-pump hydraulic system, best-in-class ergonomic cab, 4-way cab/crane levelling, and ±180° cab/crane

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Ontario reducing risk of fire in the Province

April 3, 2020

TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking action to protect people and communities from the risk of preventable human-caused fires and to ensure that the province’s emergency response system remains strong during the COVID-19 outbreak. Starting April 3, 2020, Ontario’s entire legislated fire region will be designated a Restricted Fire

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