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Lumber demand remains unseasonably soft: Madison's

Even in the middle of May the usual spring home construction did not materialize. The harsh winter was a distant memory as normal seasonal weather was upon North America, yet building activity did not increase.

Resolute enters into asset purchase agreement to sell Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill

Resolute Forest Products, a subsidiary of Domtar Corp. and a part of the Paper Excellence Group, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell its Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill to an affiliate of Atlas Holdings.

Mercer gets court approval to acquire Structurlam Mass Timber assets

Mercer International has received applicable Bankruptcy Court approval of a sales order approving the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation and its subsidiaries for $81.1 million.

Ontario's forest sector welcomes new forest biomass program

The Ontario Forest Industries Association was in Atikokan last week, standing with Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Graydon Smith, who announced the creation of a new $19.6 million forest biomass program.


BC sawfilers convention merges history, present and future

Filers converged in Kamloops, B.C. from May 26-27 to hear about the latest equipment and advancements in saw filing, discuss current issues afflicting the trade and even learn more about the sector’s history. » Read More...

Saw filing: Don’t expect, inspect

At the Simonds International Tech Center for sawfiler vocational training, we use a number of slogans or phrases to encourage students to remember to focus on the fundamentals. One of those phrases is “Don’t expect, inspect.” » Read More...

Thousands of Nova Scotians under evacuation order as wildfire burns out of control

A Halifax-area wildfire estimated to cover 788 hectares is out of control and is likely to spread further, putting thousands of residences under mandatory evacuation order. » Read More...

Mosaic Forest Management releases 2022 sustainability progress report

Mosaic Forest Management has released achievements related to the environment, Indigenous partnerships, people, community, and safety in its 2022 Sustainability Progress Report. » Read More...

Interfor appoints OPG's Nicolle Butcher to its Board of Directors

Interfor has appointed Nicolle Butcher as an independent director of the company, effective May 19. Butcher is the COO of Ontario Power Generation and has served as chair of the board of both Eagle Creek Renewable Energy and Atura Power. » Read More...

New research on wood behaviour can help develop and optimise drying processes

In a new dissertation in building technology, Winston Mmari studies the interaction between heat, moisture, and transport mechanisms in wood and develops a model to predict the behaviour of wood under mechanical load at different moisture and temperature conditions. » Read More...


Spotlight: Paula Allen

Paula entered the pulp and paper industry and Kruger in pursuit of new opportunities. Her quest to learn more and more about Kruger and the packaging industry sparks her enthusiasm afresh every day. » Read More...