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Doellken-Woodtape, Canplast Appoint Valters CEO

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/25/2015 1:27PM

Tim Valters has been named the new CEO of Surteco Canada and Surteco USA, whose brands include Doellken-Woodtape and Canplast edgebanding products for the wood products industry.


UCS Forest Group of Companies Acquires White-Wood Distributors

Posted: 02/24/2015 11:18AM

UCS Forest Group of Companies will acquire the assets and ongoing business activities of the British Columbia business unit of White-Wood Distributors Ltd. UCS does business in Canada as Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd.


Northwest Hardwoods Acquires Industrial Timber & Lumber Co.

Posted: 02/23/2015 2:26PM

Northwest Hardwoods Inc. (NWH) has recently completed the acquisition of Industrial Timber & Lumber Company (ITL) based in Beachwood, Ohio. NWH is headquartered in Tacoma, WA and has operations in the United States, Canada, China, and Japan.


Canada's Labor Minister Encourages Railway Negotiations

Posted: 02/22/2015 8:26PM

Labor Minister Leitch calls for continued discussions between Canadian National Railways and Unifor to end labour dispute. Minister Leitch encourages both sides to keep negotiating to avoid a strike or lockout.




Tim Valters Named CEO of Surteco Canada & Surteco USA

Posted: 02/20/2015 1:43PM

Parent of Doellken-Woodtape and Canplast plastics, which produce high-quality thermoplastic edgebanding in Brampton, Ontario and Greensboro, NC, underlines commitment for future growth in North America.


Genetically Engineered Apple Trees Get USDA Okay

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/13/2015 7:28AM

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 6:00PM

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 4:25PM

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.


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