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West Fraser Continues Lumber Acquisition Spree

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/04/2014 1:14PM

West Fraser continues its acquisition spree with the purchase of Bibler Brothers Lumber and Buchanan Lumber, following on the heels of last month's purchase of Travis Lumber.


Olon's NEXGEN Mouldings on Manufacturing Marvels

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 04/03/2014 9:00AM

Production of NEXGEN mouldinigs at Olon Industries’ Jeffersonville, IN, facility will be featured on Manufacturing Marvels, at 8:30 p.m. CST, April 9 on The Fox Business Network.


Real Chocolate Flooring Sweetens BuildDirect's Offerings

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/31/2014 2:16PM

BuildDirect has added real chocolate plank flooring to its lineup of hardwood, laminate, engineered wood and other floor product offerings. Available April 1, BuildDirect's Chocolate Sensation Handscraped Classic Collection is available in dark, milk chocolate and white.


UCS Forest Group Hires Paul Fosh as Director – Import Panel

Posted: 03/27/2014 11:21AM

Warren Spitz, President and CEO of UCS Forest Group of Companies, today announced the appointment of Paul Fosh to the newly created position of Director - Import Panel.



CWC Supports Ontario's Decision on Wood-Frame Buildings

Posted: 03/20/2014 7:08PM

The Canadian Wood Council and Wood WORKS! Ontario are pleased with the Government of Ontario’s decision to allow the use of wood-frame construction in buildings of up to six-storeys.


Logjam In Vancouver Truckers Strike

By Bill Esler | Posted: 03/19/2014 8:19AM

Log shippers are stymied as Canadian truckers escalate a strike at the Port of Vancouver, where forestry products are 80% of the volume. The Canada government has entered the fray. Truckers complain of long waits.


West Fraser Acquires Travis Sawmill Operations

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/10/2014 9:38AM

West Fraser has acquired Travis Lumber Co.'s sawmill and lumber manufacturing operations based in Mansfield, AR. Details of the transaction were not released.


NSDA Architects Wins First Annual SFI Wood Design Award

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/08/2014 10:15PM

The first Sustainable Forestry Initiative Award went to NSDA, a Vancouver architectural firm, for the Kordyban Lodge Cancer Care Facility, which uses wood intensively in interior and exterior construction. NSDA also recently won an Alberta Wood Works Award.


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