Events & Contests

Three Italian trade shows launch concurrently

Three shows are coming together this fall in Milan to create new business opportunities. The three shows are: the 33.BI-MU international biennial exhibition of machine tools, robotics and automation systems, additive manufacturing, digital and auxiliary technologies; the Xylexpo, a biennial exhibition of woodworking technology and components for the furniture industry; and Viscom Italia, Europe's leading visual communication trade fair.

Canadian News

West Fraser reports strong profits, but cuts shifts and reduces production

Despite reporting three quarters of a billion dollars in second quarter earnings, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is permanently curtailing approximately 170 million board feet of combined production at its Fraser Lake and Williams Lake sawmills and approximately 85 million square feet of plywood production at its Quesnel Plywood mill.  The curtailments will be realized through the elimination of one shift at each facility.