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Fast + Epp pushes boundaries for tall wood construction

30-06-2020
Canada, Mass Timber

Recent approval by the City of Vancouver for the construction of wood for commercial and residential projects of up to 12-storeys is great news for the architecture, engineering and construction community. Following the Tallwood House at Brock Commons – named the tallest mass timber building in the world in 2017, Fast + Epp has seen …

Canfor to permanently close Isle Pierre sawmill in British Columbia, Canada

22-05-2020
Isle Pierre sawmill, British Columbia, Canada, permanent, closure

Canfor Corporation will be closing its Isle Pierre sawmill, which is located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The closure will take effect in the 3Q 2020 following an orderly wind down of operations. The closure is a result of an insufficient supply of economically viable timber following the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic, coupled …

Actions taken by wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand so far

05-05-2020
Wood industry, Malaysia, Canada, U.S., New Zealand, coronavirus, impact

The wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand have all limited productions following some form of lockdown or movement control. According to Japan Lumber Journal, wood industries worldwide have experienced a set of common and unique challenges that arose from regulations imposed by their own governments and a general decline in …

Conifex Timber extends temporary production curtailment at Mackenzie sawmill in Canada

20-04-2020
Conifex Timber Inc., extension, temporary curtailment, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada, sawmill

Conifex Timber Inc. announced that, in response to continued weakened global demand for forest products impacted by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, it is extending its temporary production curtailment at its Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill for two weeks to May 3, 2020. The curtailment is not expected to have any adverse consequence …

West Fraser to further reduce lumber production

07-04-2020
West Fraser, reduce, lumber production, lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, other residuals, United States, Canada

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, West Fraser is providing an update on production adjustments implemented to address changing operating, supply chain and market conditions. Effective April 6, West Fraser will further reduce its SPF production by 30 to 40 million board feet of production per week which represents between 45% and …

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