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Genetically Engineered Apple Trees Get USDA Okay

By Bill Esler | Posted: 02/18/2015 8:19AM

Apples from genetically engineered apple trees, the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny apples, have received USDA okay to be marketed. Developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. of Summerland, BC, the apples will likely be propagated via bud wood and grafting.


Canada's Lumber Industry Wins in Mexico Heat Treated Wood Deal

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/05/2015 8:01PM

Wood exports are likely to rise, say Canada's agricultural and trade agencies, following Mexico agreed to recognize Canada's heat treated lumber certification program.


Uniboard Invests $53 Million in Particleboard, TFL Plant

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/05/2015 5:34PM

Uniboard says it will invest more than $53 million at its Val-d’Or particleboard and thermally fused laminate facility as part of its plan to increase productivity and upgrade key production areas.


Resolute Forest Products Settles Lawsuit with Environmental Group

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 02/04/2015 2:21PM

Resolute Forest Products and the Rainforest Alliance reached a legal settlement resulting from a lawsuit lodged by Resolute in May 2014.



IDS Toronto 2015: Semihandmade's COLOR Line Uses High-Gloss Melamine

Posted: 01/31/2015 5:02PM

Semihandmade - first-time exhibitor and maker of one-of-a-kind doors for IKEA® cabinets - announces the debut of its COLOR line at IDS 2015. Started in 2011, Semihandmade offers custom doors that fit IKEA® kitchens, bathrooms, closets and media cabinets.


Metrie's Millwork Prowess Raises the Bar at Las Vegas IBS 2015

By Bill Esler | Posted: 01/26/2015 3:49PM

Vancouver wood component firm Metrie showcased interior finishing based on its extensive millwork profiles and expertise. Applied in kitchen, bath and dining rooms, Metrie is raising the moulding products category from commodity to aspirational design.


LP Building Products Eyes Big Plant Conversion at Canadian Mill

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/25/2015 5:31PM

Louisiana-Pacific plans major investment to convert a Swan Valley, Manitoba mill and expand two existing sites, to produce treated engineered wood siding products - LP SmartSide - which it says is popular among builders and remodelers.


Three Quebec Wood Industry Businesses Receive Canada Grants

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/18/2015 10:03PM

Bélisle Ancestral Doors & Windows Inc., and Verbois Inc. from the regional county municipalities of Rivière-du-Loup and Les Basques have been granted financial assistance to improve their productivity.


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