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Editor’s Picks 2016

Dec. 22, 2016 - Introducing the top 10 Editor's Picks of Canadian Forest Industries stories from 2016! This collection encompasses some of the most memorable moments of the past year, as told by our team. We hope you enjoy! 

1.) Canadian Forest Industries’ Top 10 Under 40
From a logging operations supervisor in Nova Scotia to an accountant with a bachelor of science in forestry in Vancouver, CFI magazine’s fourth annual Top 10 Under 40 winners are being celebrated. READ MORE.

2.) DEMO International delivers
Thousands of loggers and manufacturers converged in Maple Ridge, B.C., for three days in September for DEMO International 2016. And the Canadian Forest Industries team was there for every minute of the action! READ MORE.

3.) Made in the grade
The original Gorman Bros. office is still in its main location after more than 60 years. But as editor Andrew Snook wrote, the company had to change everything else in order to adapt to the evolving forestry industry. READ MORE. 
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4.)
Beyond the flames: Sparking strategy from last year’s wildfires
Canada’s 2015 wildfire season burned well over three million hectares. As CFI writer Rosanne Lake explained, forestry governing bodies and emergency personnel took many lessons from the devastation. READ MORE. 

5.) Family ties: Port Alice family perseveres in face of tragedy 
Editor Andrew Snook told the story of how one woman quickly learned about the forestry industry, and how to run a business, after her husband died. READ MORE.

6.) Carrot River Optimized: Saskatchewan sawmill gets $25M upgrade
Large-scale upgrades involve a lot of time and planning. As editor Andrew Snook wrote, Edgewood’s mill owners and management quickly realized they needed a new home for its larger logs and improved lumber recovery. READ MORE.

7.) Contractors share views
A look back at the results from Canadian Forest Industries’ Contractor Survey, completed in spring 2016. READ MORE.

8.) Weathering the softwood storm
There is no shortage of news on the softwood lumber war ensuing between Canada andthe U.S. Editor Maria Church spoke to two experts on what they think is in store for Canada. READ MORE.

9.) Optimized for change: Teal Jones’ new trimmer optimizer
For a mill that ships globally and has a product inventory of more than 50,000, picking a new trimmer optimizer was no small task for Teal Jones. Editor Maria Church took a closer look at how the system had to meet the mill’s demands. READ MORE. 
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10.) Residual effect, Boisaco sawmill
Three bankruptcies might deter a fair number of people from continuing a business venture. Editor Guillaume Roy detailed the journey that Boisaco sawmill undertook, before it finally reached success. READ MORE.






(CFI digital editor Tamar Atik and editor Maria Church
at DEMO 2016 in the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.)