VANCOUVER, Canada -- Canfor Corp. is closing one sawmill and pellet plant and temporarily closing a second sawmill. The actions will affect nearly 500 workers, and remove approximately 750 million board feet of annual production capacity.
The announcement comes just weeks after the company announced it will permanently shut down its pulp mill in Prince George. Canfor is rationalizing its sawmill and pulp mill operations in B.C. to align with a shrinking fiber supply.
Paper Excellence Group, a private company controlled by an Indonesian billionaire, is poised to expand in Canada’s forestry industry by diversifying into the lumber sector with its contentious takeover of Resolute Forest Products.
CFM Group announced it is licensing its patented hollow core panel technology, called EcoLight Panel, which can be used for cabinetry, furniture, RV, airplane, closets, decorative walls and other applications where design and weight are factors.
TAL Holdings, a family-owned company that operates building material centers in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to acquire Miller’s Home Center with four locations in Baker City and La Grande, Oregon, as well as a cabinet manufacturing facility and a truss production facility in Oregon.
Social media, advertising, targeted promotions and community service endeavors are just some of the ways these 2022 WOOD 100 manufacturers keep their company names and brands at the forefront of customers' minds.
Process improvements, lean manufacturing, technology, training and innovation are helping these woodworking manufacturers increase production while improving quality and efficiency. What follows are some of the strategies put in place by the 2022 WOOD 100 class.