Posts Tagged ‘Alberta’

“Warehouse” of biomass and land-use data available to public

February 6, 2018

A world-class data and information management system that collates inventories from forestry, agriculture, and municipal sectors in Alberta is now available to the public. This new interactive web-based tool designed by Silvacom and Alberta Innovates will support potential investment in Alberta’s bio-resource economy by connecting the world to provincial biomass,

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Millar Western adds COO, changes leadership team

February 6, 2018

EDMONTON — Millar Western Forest Products has announced changes to the company’s senior management team. Announcing the key appointments, J. Craig Armstrong, President and CEO, said: “Each of our new appointees has led a distinguished career within our organization, and each brings the benefit of in-depth company knowledge, extensive industry experience

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Millar Western acquires Alberta manufacturer

January 4, 2018

EDMONTON – Millar Western Forest Products continues its growth strategy with the acquisition of Spruceland Millworks Inc. Millar Western has acquired all shares of the company, its manufacturing operations in Acheson, Alberta, and its woodlands assets. The transaction brings together two companies that have enjoyed a productive business relationship for decades. Spruceland Millworks

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Urban logger expands to produce wood products

November 7, 2017

When business with the oil industry became too unstable a few years ago, Shawn Moore turned his attention to his residential tree service, Trimmed Line Tree Service in Red Deer, Alta. He was open-minded as his business shifted toward urban logging and then expanded into making lumber from salvaged trees.

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AFPA presents safety, lumber grading awards

October 3, 2017

JASPER, Alta. – At its 75th annual general meeting and conference, the Alberta Forest Products Association recognized the achievements of its member companies, contractors, and employees. Awards were presented in several categories, including health and safety and lumber grading. “Our industry has come so far when it comes to safety. We’re

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First Nation mapping boreal wetlands

September 28, 2017

EDMONTON — Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the Akaitcho Treaty 8 Tribal Council have undertaken a significant conservation effort in the boreal forest. Together, they’re mapping 31 million hectares of boreal wetlands in Akaitcho Néné, NWT. Located on the eastern half of Great Slave Lake and extending beyond the Nunavut border, Akaitcho

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Canfor recognizes top contractors

September 5, 2017

VANCOUVER — Canfor presented awards to four of its forestry contractors which harvest timber for the company in B.C. and Alberta. In his blog, Don Kayne, president and CEO of Canfor, said: “These companies play a vital role in our company’s success, which is why I greatly value the opportunity

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