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Canadian 'Wood First' Move Stirs Ire of Cement, Steel Industries

By Bill Esler | Posted: 12/08/2013 11:42AM

Government support of wood manufacturing and construction has stirred opposition from two other construction material sectors: Canada's steel and cement businesses.

Particleboard Shipment Gains Offset MDF Decline in October

Posted By Rich Christianson | Posted: 12/02/2013 10:58AM

North American shipments of particleboard increased 6.5 percent to 290 MMSF (3/4" basis) in October helping to offset a 9.4 percent drop to 177 MMSF (3/4" basis) in MDF shipments compared to October 2012.

Canada Forest Industry Should Lead Government Trade Strategy

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 11/30/2013 6:26PM

The Forest Products Association of Canada highlights wood products exports potential as Canada's government launches major trade strategy

CNC Automation's Robotic Line at WMS 2013 Benefits Charity

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 11/20/2013 4:39PM

CNC Automation's robotic machinery line was a big hit in more ways than one at the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013), Oct. 24-26 at the International Centre.

Norbord Announces Top-Level Management Change

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 11/18/2013 4:54PM

Norbord Inc. is preparing for a changing of the guard at its top management level with Barrie Shineton set to be replaced by Peter Wijnbergen as president and CEO effective by the end of January 2014.

WorkSafeBC Continues ComDust Crack Down at Wood Plants

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 11/15/2013 11:02AM

WorkSafeBC officers have embarked on a new round of inspections at sawmills and other wood processors as part of the safety agency's ongoing, comprehensive combustible dust initiative.

Wood Innovation and Design Centre On time, On budget

Posted: 12/08/2013 10:49AM

Construction on the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in downtown Prince George, BC is on time and on budget, working toward completion in the fall of 2014.

Akhurst Machinery Hosts 75th Anniversary Party at WMS 2013

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 11/13/2013 9:52AM

Akhurst Machinery, one of Canada's most recognizable names for woodworking equipment, continued its year-long celebration of it s75th anniversary by throwing a grand party during the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013).

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