Tag: wood

  • China Wood Imports 2013

    Log and lumber imports into China rose to an all-time high in 2013, says the Japan Lumber Reports Friday, due to recovering demand and tight inventories after the government restricted credit funding in mid-2011. Import of logs into China last year was 45.2 million cubic metres, a 19.2 per cent increase over 2012. Lumber imports […]

  • US Farm Bill and Federal Timberland Management

    The massive US Farm Bill, long debated, finally passed the House of Representatives Thursday in Washington, DC. Counties in timber-producing states dependent on log harvest for revenue have been anxiously awaiting this news. The old farm bill expired in 2012. Its replacement is 959 pages long and will cost approximately US$956.4 billion over 10 years. […]

  • Canada Invests in Lumber Exports to India

    The federal government is investing an additional $600,000 to spur efforts to boost lumber exports to India, a potentially large market that’s home to about 1.2 billion people. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver announced Wednesday the funding to Forest Innovation Investment India (FII India). Ottawa has already provided $1.6 million to FII India, which is […]

  • Carrier Layoffs

    Operations at Carrier Forest Products near Prince Albert, SK, are to cease entirely later in January, the Alberta government announced Friday. The remaining 12 workers have been issued layoff notices. According to Shane Vermette with the Alberta Ministry of Economy, all workers at the Prince Albert sawmill have been offered jobs at Carrier’s Big River, […]

  • Biomass Fuel Production

    A microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 may be a key to more efficient cellulosic biofuel production, said DomesticFuel.com January 6. The microoorganism can digest cellulose almost twice as fast as the current leading component cellulase enzyme on the market, according to researchers at the […]

  • Sawmill Accident Ruled Not Criminal

    No criminal or regulatory charges will be laid in connection with an explosion and fire that killed two workers at a Burns Lake, BC, sawmill in January 2012. The Criminal Justice Branch said Friday that based on the evidence provided by WorkSafeBC there is no substantial likelihood of conviction against the Babine Forest Products sawmill. […]

  • Conifex Announces . . . .

    Conifex Timber has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Lignum Forest Products, a private partnership which operates a lumber marketing and distribution business, for approximately $4 million, the company announced Monday. Conifex intends to fund the transaction from its existing available cash. Lignum operates its forestry and lumber distribution business in BC, providing […]

  • BC Lumber Exports Jan – Oct 2013 Break Records

    The value of BC’s softwood lumber exports for the first 10 months of 2013 have broken a new record, Forests Minister Steve Thomson announced December 13. To the end of October 2013, the value of total softwood lumber exports to China reached $1.17 billion — exceeding the previous record set in 2011 when softwood lumber […]

  • Canfor Expands

    Due to increased global demand for southern yellow pine lumber, Canfor Southern Pine is expanding its existing operations in Darlington County, SC, the company announced Wednesday. The US$8 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs through the addition of a second shift at the manufacturing facility. Canfor’s Darlington facility manufactures southern yellow pine […]

  • Stikine Plans New Mill

    Stikine River Forest Products announced Monday evening plans to build a mill in Petersburg, AK, according to the Petersburg Pilot. Owner John Glenn said he has located a piece of property near the airport that exists within industrial zoning and has power and water connections. Construction of the mill would be done in two phases. […]