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Dec. 13, 2018 – “It was either just run the other equipment into the ground and walk away, or dive in head first,” says Kris Heideman, vice-president of Eganville, Ont.-based Lavern Heideman & Sons Lumber, about the company’s recent $17 million upgrade.
Dec. 3, 2018 – Since 2015, Canadian Forest Industries has hosted OptiSaw mill optimization and automation forum in Montreal, now a biennial event where sawmill owners, managers and optimization staff gather to hear about the latest technologies from major industry manufacturers.
Nov. 21, 2018 - OptiSaw may just be the most efficient way to keep up-to-speed on new and future sawmill solutions, and in touch with your peers. There's only a week to go before this exclusive event takes place in Montreal. 
Nov. 15, 2018 - B.C.-based Canfor Corporation is heading to Europe. The company has agreed to purchase a 70 per cent stake in Sweden's largest privately owned sawmill company, VIDA Group. 
Nov. 6, 2018 – CFI toured Eganville, Ont.-based Lavern Heideman & Sons, which recently invested $17 million to upgrade their sawmill, adding a new large-log line, two dry kilns and more. Vice-president Kris Heideman gave us a warm welcome! 
Nov. 1, 2018 – The lumber industry is facing a significant surplus of wood chips. This situation may well worsen in the coming years as pulp and paper mills consume fewer chips.
Oct. 26, 2018 – Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced $40 million in investments at its Northwestern Ontario operations, in addition to $13.5 million in major maintenance and the creation of 25 new jobs.
Oct. 25, 2018 - Langley, B.C.-based San Group has announced its intentions to build a new $70-million small log sawmill in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island.
Oct. 23, 2018 – Ethan Martin is in the business of myth busting. As a licensed structural engineer and regional director for WoodWorks in the U.S., Martin educates architects and engineers about the use of wood as a replacement for concrete and steel. “I show people step by step how to build wood buildings,” he said.
Oct. 23, 2018 – “A lot of the exhibitors have orders on backlog and they’re trying to get machinery to the mills, so it’s a great situation,” said Rich Donnell, show director of the 2018 Timber Processing and Energy Expo (TP&EE), when asked about the state of the industry.
Oct. 22, 2018 - Tolko Armstrong in the B.C. Interior is undergoing a $35-million capital investment project to optimize its sawmill facility. In 2015 the planer mill had a similar $18-million treatment and now boasts impressive speeds and automation.  
Oct. 18, 2018 – Kenora Forest Products has now confirmed it is hiring 15-20 new employees for a weekend production shift set to start next month.
Oct. 16, 2018 – Three community members are training to use a sawmill that has been inactive at K’atl’odeeche First Nation for over four years.
Oct. 10, 2018 – From hardwood export market trends to understanding how to build their company’s legacy, attendees at the 2018 National Hardwood Lumber Association Annual Convention and Exhibit Showcase, held in Toronto from Oct. 2-5, heard a range of speakers share insights about industry trends and challenges. They also visited with around 100 exhibitors showcasing their newest products.
Oct. 4, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products has been named the Green Company of the Year for manufacturing as part of the Business Intelligence Group's global 2018 BIG Awards for Business program.
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