Canfor curtailing production for four weeks, closing a mill in BC
Pandemic and other local factors blamed for both actions by the forest products company.
Wood chips to make pulp for toilet paper in short supply
Sector is supplying pulp for sanitary wipes, paper towels, protective masks and hospital gowns.
BC forest industry facing uncertain future as mills close across province
Layoffs, shutdowns are causing economic and social pain as thousands of workers, their families and communities face uncertain futures.
Cascades closing tissue converting at Waterford, Kingman plants
Plants produce 9 million cases of tissue products annually and employ 213 workers.
Teal-Jones halts harvesting timber on BC coast
Hundreds of jobs lost as BC forest companies close or curtail more than 24 mills.
Norbord reducing oriented strand board production at Georgia mill
One line at the two-line mill will operate on a reduced schedule starting on Sept. 5.
Western Forest Products to cut production at BC mill as strike continues
Temporary curtailment, expected to start in August, will impact 67 unionized employees.
Nova Scotia pulp mill expected to miss 2020 deadline to close lagoon
Under provincial legislation, the kraft pulp mill has less than 15 months to overhaul how it processes wastewater.
Uniboard invests $38.5M in its Val-d’Or wood products mill
Second phase of a major upgrade project to build a world-class particleboard, TFL facility.
Mercer to give up TSX listing following loss at NAFTA tribunal
Forest products company had mounted a $250-million claim against the Canadian government in early 2012.
US hits Canadian forestry industry with more duties
US department of Commerce claims Canadian exporters underpriced uncoated groundwood paper by between 0 and 22.16%.
Smithers to redevelop particle board facility to produce pellets
Redeveloped site will have an annual production capacity of 125,000 tonnes.
Feds open to helping newsprint producers slapped with US tariff
Carr okay with a global approach similar to what the Liberal government did for the softwood lumber industry.
US imposing duties on Canadian glossy paper products
Department of Commerce claims US industry damaged by subsidized Canadian imports.
Resolute buys into tissue with Atlas acquisition
Purchase of Florida company counters dwindling paper demand.
Flooring firm pleads guilty to environmental crimes
Lumber Liquidators to pay $13.2 million for illegally sourcing wood.
Maine lawmakers back duties against NS paper mill
They say Canadian paper subsidies hurt the state’s industry.
West Fraser to acquire Manning Diversified
Plans to expand annual production capacity at Alberta sawmill.
$95M investment for Swan Valley strand board facility
More jobs for the conversion of the Manitoba plant to a mill.
Forest industry gets $8.9M to drive innovation
Funding program helps Canadian companies diversify their markets.
Lumber Liquidators says Chinese-made products safe
60 Minutes report found flooring had high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen.
Canfor sells Taylor Pulp to a subsidiary
Goes to Canfor Pulp for $15 million.
Tembec reaches settlement at Temiscaming Site
Deal with 650 unionized workers expires in Sept. 2018.
Kruger idling paper machine and pulp operations at Quebec mill
Company says decision to cut 100,000 tonnes of newsprint production and close its de-inked pulp operations due to falling demand.
Warning second BC sawmill could blow, but no preventative steps
Excessive sawdust buildup observed before Lakeland mill exploded killing workers.
Cascades to close Swedish boxboard plant in June
Company reorganizes Europe production amid weak market conditions.
Interfor acquires Tolleson mills in Georgia for $180M
Acquisition of the Tolleson operations provides a greater foothold in US Sourtheast.
Domtar buys adult diaper maker Indas for $563M
Aims to be a leading supplier of incontinence products in Europe.
Steelworkers and Canfor reach tentative deal
Five-year deal boosts pay, adjusts trades rates, improves health benefits and includes provisions to secure the USW’s pension plan.
Tembec secures additional funding for cellulose project at Quebec site
The company expects cogeneration project to improve annual adjusted EBITDA by $48 million.
Worker, 18, dies after becoming entangled in BC planer mill conveyor belt
Casual, part-timer part of a clan-up crew at the lumber manufacturing facility.
Canfor to acquire Scotch & Gulf Lumber in Alabama for $80M
Phased purchase of three sawmills will take place over three years.