J.D. Irving begins work in July on $35M NB sawmill expansion
Project will add about 1,300 square metres to the mill’s footprint, operations set for next spring.
West Fraser announces additional permanent production cuts in BC
CItes timber supply constraints owing to pine beetles, wildfires and pricing.
Uniboard invests $18M to boost MDF capacity at Mont-Laurier
Next generation dryer will also lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales down 0.1% in October
Sales were down in seven of 21 the industries tracked.
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.
Wood products outlook rosy for 2016, darker for 2017
Likelihood of softwood lumber import duties will weigh on bottom lines.
Start-up wood processor Boréalix gets $111,638 CED funding
Repayable contribution will help the maker of wood tiles commercialize its products for the US market.
Fiery blast damages BC wood products mill
No injuries reported; mill expected to resume operations in about a week.
Canfor buys Anthony Forest Products in $93.5M deal
AFP in Arkansas operates six facilities producing lumber, engineered wood and wood chips.
Uniboard invests $7M to boost MDF capacity at Mont-Laurier plant
Manufacturer says wood fibre mat-preheating technology will boost productivity at the facility.
Norbord, Ainsworth Lumber plan to combine businesses
Brookfield Asset Management, a majority shareholder in each company, will own 53% of the combined firm.
Tembec secures additional funding for cellulose project at Quebec site
The company expects cogeneration project to improve annual adjusted EBITDA by $48 million.
Domtar buys US baby diaper maker for $272M
Domtar estimates that its personal care division will see $10 million in annual saving.
Interfor invests $80M in US South
Acquires Rayonier’s wood products business in Georgia.
Profitability edges up for wood products, but other industries lag
Conference Board of Canada says index in line with sagging global economic growth.
No subsidies for NL Kruger paper mill: minister
Natural Resources Minister Jerome Kennedy says Newfoundland and Labrador will consider any plan to save its last paper mill owned by Kruger but won’t offer direct subsidies.
Wood products industry: it’s in the money
Canada’s wood products industry will record a second consecutive year of profitability, according to the Conference Board of Canada’s Spring 2011 outlook for the industry.