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J.D. Irving gets ready for $35 million sawmill expansion

18-06-2020
J.D. Irving, sawmill expansion

J.D. Irving, one of biggest forest products companies in the US, is set to begin a US$35 million expansion at its New Brunswick sawmill next month, reported Woodworking Network. The expansion will see the addition of 14,000 square feet of operating space to the mill, as well as new spaces for the planer mill and value-added centre. During the …

Jartek launches new electro feeder

28-05-2020
jartek, Finland, sawmilling technology, electro feeder

Finnish sawmilling technology company Jartek's product development team has finished testing a new type of feeder capable of significantly higher speeds than conventional feeders. The technology is based on servo motors to ensure extreme accuracy and custom steel holders that allow high speeds even for larger dimensions. The electro feeder was …

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 …

Södra ends short-time working at Orrefors sawmill in Sweden

05-05-2020
Södra, Orrefors, sawmill, Sweden, Mönsterås, Hamina, Finland, resume, normal, production

At the beginning of April, Södra announced that it would be introducing short-time working at the Orrefors sawmill, Sweden, in light of the fall in demand related to the ongoing pandemic, but it is set to resume normal rate of production.  “We have identified a number of new business opportunities that will safeguard production …

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 …

Sinclar Group curtails lumber production at three sawmills in British Columbia, Canada

07-04-2020
Sinclar Group, curtailment, lumber production, three sawmills, British Columbia, Canada

Global market conditions for lumber have changed rapidly as a result of a number of factors, not least of which is the Covid-19 situation. Sinclar Group Forest Products has therefore made the decision to curtail some of its operations. Effective Sunday, April 5th, 2020, all of Sinclar’s lumber manufacturing operations in British Columbia, …

Conifex Timber to temporarily curtail operations at Mackenzie sawmill for two weeks

06-04-2020
Conifex Timber, curtail production, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill, temporary

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting global demand for forest products. In response, effective April 6, 2020, Conifex Timber Inc.  will temporarily curtail operations at its Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada sawmill for two weeks. The curtailment is not expected to have any adverse consequence on its bioenergy operations. Conifex and its …

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