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Canada and US Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity

Canada and US Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity

Rates of production as percent of practical capacity for North American sawmills was 86% in the US for February 2017, compared to 84% the previous year and 86% for full year 2016, said the latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association Lumber Track May 8. US AND CANADA SAWMILL CAPACITY UTILIZATION: WWPA Capacity utilization of sawmills in Canada rose slightly to 92% from 91% in February last year, and compared to 90% for full year 2016. US AND CANADA…

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Canada Sawmills: January 2017

Canada Sawmills: January 2017

Canadian lumber production rose 19.5 per cent in January, with sawmills producing 5,813.4 thousand cubic metres of lumber, said Statistics Canada April 10. Production was 5.2 per cent higher than January 2016. In January, sawmills shipped 5,452 thousand cubic metres of lumber, up 10.1 per cent from December. Shipments were 2.8 per cent higher than in January 2016.

Canada and US Sawmill Capacity: January 2017

Canada and US Sawmill Capacity: January 2017

Rates of production as percent of practical capacity for North American sawmills was 82% in the US for January 2017, compared to 84% the previous year and 86% for full year 2016, said the latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association Lumber Track Thursday Capacity utilization of sawmills in Canada remained at at 93% compared to January last year, and compared to 90% for full year 2016. North American Sawmill Capacity Utilization and Lumber Production CANADA AND US LUMBER…

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EACOM Purchases

EACOM Purchases

EACOM Timber, out of Montreal, QC, has sole ownership of engineered wood producer Anthony-EACOM following the purchase of outstanding shares from Canfor Corp, the company announced April 5. The company said the change in ownership will result in the transfer of more than 50 employees to EACOM’s management.

Sawmill Fire

Sawmill Fire

A sawmill fire Wednesday at BKB Cedar Manufacturing in McBride, BC, displaced 35 full-time employees. Mayor Loranne Martin Says they acted quickly after the facility went up in smoke, according to My Prince George Now. Regional District of Fraser-Fort George spokesperson Renee McCloskey says multiple re departments were called to battle the blaze. According to McBride Volunteer Fire Chief David Hruby, the sawmill will be turned back to the owner under WorkSafe BC rules. Thursday’s fire investigation ruled the only…

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North America Full-Year 2016 Lumber Production: WWPA

North America Full-Year 2016 Lumber Production: WWPA

The latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association’s monthly Lumber Track shows steady improvement in Canadian and US sawmill capacity utilization rates and softwood lumber production volumes. Softwood lumber production by US sawmills reached 32.772 billion board feet (bbf) in full year 2016, a gain of 3.4 per cent from 31.643 bbf in the same period the previous year, Portland, OR’s, according to Lumber Track. Canadian sawmills produced 28.335 billion board feet of softwood lumber last year, a gain…

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Western Wood Products Association: Lumber Track October 2016

Western Wood Products Association: Lumber Track October 2016

Western US lumber production dipped 3.7 per cent in November 2016, from 1.17 BBF in October to 1.13 BBF, according to the Western Wood Products Association‘s monthly Lumber Track. Year-over-year, western production in November rose 9 per cent compared to November 2015. Through November of last year, western production totalled 12.82 BBF, an increase of 2.7 per cent over the same period in 2015. North American Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity: October 2016 According to the Western Wood Products Association, through…

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Canada Sawmill Exports, Manufacturing Sales at Sawmills: October 2016

Canada Sawmill Exports, Manufacturing Sales at Sawmills: October 2016

Manufacturing sales by Canadian sawmills continued their sharp increases of previous months, up by 10.6 per cent, to C$8,652 million from C$7,755 million, for the top three lumber producing provinces combined — British Columbia, Quebec, and Alberta — for January to October 2016 compared to the same time last year. Canada Sawmill Exports, Manufacturing Sales at Sawmills: October 2016 Canada Sawmill Exports: October 2016 Data released in December by Industry Canada shows softwood lumber exports to the world improved also…

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Canada Sawmill Exports, Provincial Manufacturing Sales at Sawmills: OCT 2016

Canada Sawmill Exports, Provincial Manufacturing Sales at Sawmills: OCT 2016

Canadian manufacturing sales in October dropped 0.8 per cent to C$48.7 billion after three-straight monthly increases, other sectors stepped in to make up for a decline in fossil fuels and the aerospace products and parts industries, said Statistics Canada last month. Vehicle parts, computer and electronic products and wood products sales increased for the month. Manufacturing sales by sawmills continued their sharp increases of previous months, up by 10.6 per cent, to C$8,652 million from C$7,755 million, for the top…

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Ontario Sawmill Invests

Ontario Sawmill Invests

Lavern Heideman & Sons Ltd, out of Eganville, ON, announced plans this week to spend $16.9 million to modernize the company’s Eganville, ON, sawmill. Four mil- lion dollars of the project cost will come from the Ontario provincial government. Eighteen new jobs are expected to be created by the upgrade, which will increase production capacity at the mill by roughly 60 per cent. Ontario Sawmill Investment Laverne Heideman & Sons Ltd. plans to modernize its infrastructure, purchase new equipment and…

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