North America construction framing dimension softwood lumber and panel prices used in Canadian and US home building. Explanation of the various products, including tables and graphs showing current prices against a historical perspective.
More excellent word from Madison’s very worthwhile source on the development of new softwood lumber duties for Canadian exporters shipping into the US:
US Customs Brokers are instructed to revise all entries of Canadian softwood lumber captured by the present Canadian Softwood Lumber CVD Case facilitated on or after January 28, 2017 to type 03 CVD entries, and to collect and remit the CVD duties for these shipments at the specific CVD Case Rates by July 7, 2017.
“We wanted to make a clarification with respect to yesterday’s announcement of U.S. Customs’ mandate to require retroactive entries and payment of the respective duties back to January 28th. If our position is sustained that the CVD Case Numbers and Rates to be used are those of the Primary Mill, such entries for exporters sourcing from Canfor, Resolute, West Fraser, and Tolko – will not require revising and remittance of retroactive duties. These four companies were found by the U.S. DOC not to have been involved in the surge that resulted in the Critical Circumstances finding.”
– Mike Jones, President, Jones & Jones Customs Brokers
“We’d ask that our clients, their industry groups, and attorneys for these parties, immediately officially make this case to the DOC. U.S. Customs Brokers are not deemed by the U.S. DOC’s regulations to be “Interested Parties” in this CVD Case, disqualifying us from filing petitions to clarify exclusions, rates, or for relief.”
– Jones & Jones Customs Brokers and Trade Consultants
Michael D. Jones, President – CHB – Inactive Marine NCO
Jones & Jones Customs Brokers and Trade Consultants
Blaine Phn: 360-332-6090 or 888-536-5079
Cells: Michael 360-220-6101 – Kim 360-201-2180
638 Peace Portal Drive – Suite 202
Blaine, Washington 98230
J&J Website: www.joneschb.com
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Filer Code: WQO (Whiskey-Queen-Oscar)
West Fraser seeks Forestry Planner in Sundre, Alberta
The ideal candidate for this position will be registered as Forest Practitioner in Alberta as a RPF or RFT with experience as an operational planner with GIS and GPS expertise being a definite asset. Candidates should have a desire to expand into participating in the development of strategic long term Forest Management Plans.
Conifex seeks Forestry Field Assistant – Silviculture in Mackenzie, British Columbia
In this role you will be assisting the silviculture team with the implementation and supervision of planting and brushing contracts; participating in manual brushing layout, post‐harvest, and forest health assessments; and field data collection and management.
Conifex seeks Forestry Field Assistant – Planning in Fort St. James, British Columbia
In this role you will be assisting the planning team with total chance planning. This involves timber quality/quantity assessments and preliminary assessments of: riparian features, road locations, topography features, site plan data collection and any other resource features noted in the area.
G6 Enterprises seeks Forestry Processor Operator in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Experience with 2154 and 2454 John Deere carriers using Waratah processing heads.
Northern Recruitment is advertising for a Sawmill Maintenance Manager in north Saskatchewan
This role will lead the budgeting, forecasting and expenditures relating to the maintenance of the sawmill and planer facilities and oversee the training of all maintenance staff and hourly personnel including apprentice trades people. Additionally, this opportunity will be assisting in the preparation of capital plans and the responsibility for the implementation of those plans. A key project focus for this role will be the maintenance and evolution of a Computerized Maintenance Management System.
1. Absolute minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Maintenance Manager role in an industrial setting
2. Must know the difference between predictive and preventative maintenance
3. Must come from a manufacturing background
Canfor seeks Forestry Supervisor — Planning
A 14-month term role calling for forestry & project management expertise to engage in cutblock planning in Fort St. John, BC
Reporting to the Planning Coordinator and with a focus on meeting our safety, sustainability and production objectives, you will engage in all cutblock planning activities as a full-time member of Canfor’s Forest Management Group.
• conducting field and office activities including block design and reconnaissance
• helping manage Canfor’s Sustainable Forest Management Plan and Forest Operations Schedule
AV Group, New Brunswick, seeks Process Improvement Lead
Reporting to the Woodlands Manager, the Process Improvement Lead will play a key role in the Woodlands department. The Process Improvement Lead will be expected to lead and track the success of process improvement initiatives
• Coordinate Lean principle training for Fibre Supply group
• Help team identify improvement opportunities
• Follow the DMAIC principles of Lean 6 Sigma
• Bachelor degree
• A proven commitment to safety
• Lean and Six Sigma certifications with experience leading Six Sigma Teams
Pacific Pallet, western Canada’s largest pallet manufacturer, seeks Lumber Purchasing Manager in British Columbia
Purchasing lumber (largely utility, economy and #2 softwoods and some hardwoods)
Coordinating production with outside custom reman plants ensuring production levels and quality standards
Production scheduling, managing the company’s pallet assembly and repair operations
Working closely with other members of the management team to ensure outstanding product quality and superb customer service
Candidates may come from a background in lumber purchasing, lumber shipping, custom cut or remanufacturing.