Posts Tagged ‘sawmills’

Three workers treated after fire at Vancouver sawmill

January 22, 2018

VANCOUVER — A major fire at Terminal Forest Products’ Mainland Sawmill in south Vancouver was quickly contained by Vancouver fire crews and a fireboat operating on the Fraser River. According to CBC News, initial reports are that a burning acetylene tank sparked the fire in the basement. It quickly moved up through

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Cutting tools: Simonds merges with Burton Saw

January 9, 2018

The merger of Simonds International and Burton Saw will create a leading producer and marketer of cutting tools and related equipment for the primary wood fiber industry. The combined company, known as Wood Fiber Holdings, Inc., will continue to operate in the United States and Canada with 12 facilities located

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Western Forest Products buying U.S. processing capability

December 21, 2017

VANCOUVER – Western Forest Products has agreed to acquire Hampton Lumber Mills-Washington’s lumber processing and distribution centre in Arlington, Washington. The purchase price is approximately USD $9 million and the deal is expected to close in January 2018. “This acquisition is a natural fit for Western as it allows us to

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Sawmill execs say substance abuse is top safety risk

December 19, 2017

Like a wisp of smoke, a waft of alcohol, or a tiny pill, it’s difficult to measure the exact size of the problem of substance abuse in the workplace, but a group of sawmill industry workers and managers has placed the issue firmly at the top of their safety agenda.

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Record-level lumber prices expected in 2018: Wood Markets report

December 19, 2017

In Wood Markets’ new five-year softwood lumber forecast, the continuation of U.S. duties on Canadian lumber exports to the U.S. is expected to cause more short-term market and price volatility. The preliminary duties launched earlier in 2017 rocked the U.S. market and more of the same is expected in 2018.

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Decision favors forestry companies in N.B. marketing board dispute

December 13, 2017

CBC News reports that the New Brunswick Forest Products Commission agreed with J.D. Irving and other companies that the SNB marketing board overstepped its authority when it issued an order saying all wood had to be sold to the board and bought from the board.  According to CBC, JDI and the SNB

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Skeena Sawmills achieves SFI certification

December 12, 2017

VANCOUVER – Skeena Sawmills’ mill and forest operations near Terrace, B.C., have earned certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards. “One of our core commitments is to consistently improve our sustainable forest practices,” said Teddy Cui, president and CEO of

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