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.
Oct. 1, 2018 - Ledwidge Lumber threw open its doors on Sept. 28 to welcome the surrounding community and celebrate its 75th anniversary as a family-run sawmill in Nova Scotia.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Bigger is not always better. For John Drew, owner of Woodco sawmill in Barriere, B.C., keeping small and flexible has been his recipe for success during the ups and downs of the industry.
Sept. 28, 2018 - At the Produits forestiers Petit-Paris (PFPP) sawmill in Saint-Ludger-de-Milot, Que., the logs sail by at full speed on the new PHL large log saw line. “We have moved on to a new generation of saw lines,” says sawmill manager Martin Sirois. “Not so long ago, it was the workers who rotated the logs.”
Sept. 7, 2018 - From its 1972 ground-breaking to the 2005 forestry crisis, the Val-d'Or sawmill has withstood the tests of time. Forty-five years later, EACOM Timber Corporation is celebrating the sawmill’s major role in the region’s economic and social development as well as the exceptional contribution of its mill, forest and office employees to this success.
Aug. 23, 2018 - USNR is expanding its operations once again, this time at its Eugene, Ore., facility. The investment moves the existing operation to a new, expanded facility that will be outfitted to meet the growing needs of USNR's business.

The Eugene facility is home to a thriving team that supports and advances USNR's optimization and veneer handling activities. It is the U.S., base for USNR's optimization technology, from hardwood, shop and moulding, and green lumber grade scanning, to veneer scanning and grading solutions. From logs to lumber and blocks to dry veneer, the Eugene team has a key role in the development of innovations for the solid wood and engineered wood industries.

The new facility encompasses over 60,000 sq. ft., situated on 3.2 acres. The majority of the space will house electrical manufacturing, with the remainder for engineering, R&D and training facilities, warehousing and sales offices. The new facility is expected to be operational in January 2019.
Aug. 15, 2018 - Touring Nechako Lumber is an all day affair. The 8.9 million square-foot site in Vanderhoof, B.C., is home to a small-log sawmill, planer mill, pellet plant and energy system, all of which are seamlessly integrated to handle 100 per cent of the roughly 900,000 tonnes (800 cubic metres) of logs that enter Nechako’s gates each year.
Aug. 7, 2018 - Maibec is happy to announce that it concluded a transaction with Groupe Lebel of Rivière-du-Loup for their acquisition of the Maibec lumber mills located in St-Pamphile, Que., and Masardis, Maine.
July 31, 2018 - The oldest of seven boys, Leo Eby grew up on a dairy farm with his family. Whenever his dad didn’t need his help on the farm, Leo would help out at his neighbour’s sawmill.
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