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Combustible Wood Dust Enforcement Reports Issued in Canada

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/11/2014 9:41PM

British Columbia's WorkSafeBC completed targeted combustible dust inspections in 85 sawmill locations and 15 wood product manufacturing locations in B.C. New combustible dust rules were initiated Sept. 1, 2014. Sample photos are included.


WorkSafeBC Imposes penalty and Claims Against Lakeland M

Posted: 09/11/2014 9:06PM

Sawmill owner Lakeland Mills Ltd. faces more than $750,000 in administrative penalties and a claims cost levy by WorkSafeBC, the provincial worker safety agency in British Columbia. A 2012 fire and explosion there killed two workers.


Ontario Woodworking Teachers To Gather Oct. 9 In Ontario

Posted: 09/07/2014 2:55PM

Canada’s Wood Manufacturing Council in conjunction with Conestoga College and the 2014 Wood Tech Summit is organizing a one-day event Oct. 9 for Ontario high school woodworking teachers.


Resolute Forest Products Closes Mill, Citing Fiber and Fuel Costs

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/04/2014 8:07AM

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) will close its Laurentid mill in Shawinigan, Quebec, citing restart of a competitor's mill, the high cost of fiber, and higher transportation and fuel costs.



Canada’s Canfor Acquires Two Major Georgia Sawmills

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 08/12/2014 9:41AM

Canfor Corp. has purchased the operating assets of Balfour Lumber Co. and Beadles Lumber Co., extending the Canadian lumber firm's reach further into the United States.


Apex Tool Group Adds Canadian Tooling Manufacturer Niagara Tools

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 08/05/2014 2:57PM

Apex Tool Group purchased Niagara Tools, a St. Catharines, Ontario-based specialty cutting tool manufacturer.


Woodworking Leaders to Gather for Wood Tech Summit

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 08/05/2014 10:22AM

Conference, plant tours and tabletop displays are among the highlights at the 2014 Wood Tech Summit. The program takes place Oct. 9-10 in Ontario.


Woodworking Network Sponsors Canada Reception at IWF 2014

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 07/29/2014 10:31AM

- Woodworking Network, a division of Vance Publishing Corporation, will co-sponsor the Canada Reception for Canadian woodworkers attending the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta.


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