Posts Tagged ‘lumber’

N.B. Premier “cautiously optimistic” about softwood exemption

February 8, 2018

After a recent meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. in Washington, New Brunswick’s Premier, Brian Gallant, said he remains cautiously optimistic that softwood lumber from his province will get an exemption from current tariffs. New Brunswick producers have previously been exempt from softwood lumber duties, but the

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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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Tolko changes certification to SFI standards

January 16, 2018

VERNON, B.C. — Tolko Industries has received SFI Sustainable Forest Management and Fibre Sourcing certifications for its woodland operations, effective December 1, 2017. The forest products company said SFI certification will replace any current CSA certification that Tolko holds. The company’s CSA certification expired as of January 1, 2018, at

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Resolute Forest Products praises Canada’s filing at WTO

January 15, 2018

MONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products expressed praise for the government of Canada’s filing at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Canada launched a wide-ranging complaint against the United States, challenging a host of measures inconsistent with its WTO obligations.  A statement from Resolute applauds “the Canadian action, standing up for Canadian jobs and families, the company’s

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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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Sawlog prices rose in third quarter, expected to continue growth

January 4, 2018

SEATTLE, WA – Global sawlog prices were higher throughout the world in the 3Q/17 and are likely to continue upward into 2018 because of strong demand for lumber in key markets, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) was up 5.1 per cent from the 2Q/17

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Two kilns destroyed by fire at Kenora sawmill

January 2, 2018

An overnight fire Dec. 30 at Kenora Forest Products in northwestern Ontario destroyed two of the mill’s drying kilns. Kenora City Fire chief, Todd Skene, told local media the kilns were fully involved, so the fire was allowed to burn itself out while other structures were protected. There are no reports

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