Pricing & Supply

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.

Canadian News

BID Group acquires Smith Sawmill Service

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- BID Group has agreed to acquire Smith Sawmill Service. The transaction brings together two customer-focused organizations and further expands BID’s industry-leading operational life cycle product and service offerings to include the essential recurring saw and tooling capabilities required to support modern wood processing operations.