The U.S. Lumber Coalition says the U.S.- Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement that expired October 12, 2015, is due for a rewrite, calling on Canada to come to the table, citing "Canada's unfair lumber-trade practices, including the gross under-pricing of timber on government-owned lands."
Robinson Lumber Company, an importer and exporter of lumber, decking, and flooring, becomes the sole distributor in the eastern U.S. of tropical hardwood flooring, decking and lumber from Bozovich, a Lima, Peru lumber sourcing firm.
The British Columbia Lumber Trade Council urged Canada's federal government to engage with its U.S. counterparts to determine a way forward following the expiration of the Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement, which expires Monday, Oct.12, 2015.
"A positive resolution for wrongfully terminated Gingrich Woodcraft workers" has been reached, says the Unifor, the union representing the group. The Devlin, Ontario wood components firm was closed in August by owner Leon Gingrich after workers voted to unionize.
Woodworkers can be the guest of exhibitors at the WMS 2015 wood machinery and supply exposition. The Toronto show, running Nov. 5-7 at the International Centre, is accompanied by promotional invitations by a number of industry suppliers.
SCM Group Canada will present some of the latest innovations in wood manufacturing technology, including a 5-axis CNC with 'matic' changeover, and K360 edgebander with dedicated corner rounding, during WMS 2015. The Accord 30 and the Pratix S CNCs wil be powered on the floor in Booth 2629.