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EACOM on board with wood mid-risesUpcoming to changes to Ontario’s building code next year permitting wood frame construction up to six stories was welcomed with open arms by Montreal-based EACOM Timber. By: Northern Ontario Business staffUpcoming to changes to Ontario’s building code next year permitting wood frame construction up to six stories was welcomed with open arms by Montreal-based EACOM Timber.EACOM runs five sawmills in this province and has a joint-venture with Anthony Forest Products of Arkansas on an operation in Saul...
Fledgling wood pellet maker preps for European exportsRentech of California has signed a 15-year agreement with Quebec Stevedoring to help move its made-in-Wawa wood pellets from the Port of Quebec City to a large utility in the United Kingdom. Rentech is currently converting a former Weyerhaeuser OSB mill near Wawa with aims on manufacturing pellets in 2015. By: Josh LynnBudding wood pellet producer Rentech Inc. is counting on a new Quebec City marine terminal to be an important logistical cornerstone of its Wawa operation.By way of a 15-year contract with Quebec Stevedoring, the Los Angeles-based company intends to move pellets through a dedicated storage and vess...
Nickel price drop to have minimal impact on suppliersDick DeStefano, executive director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association, said he does not expect a recent drop in the price of nickel to have a strong impact on his members. By: Jonathan MigneaultA recent drop in the price of nickel should not have a major impact on Sudbury's mining supply and services sector, said the executive director of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association.“Fluctuations in nickel prices don't seem to alarm many of our guys,” said Dick DeStefano. “They ...
Parry Sound airport gets award-winning recognition By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport came away a big winner at the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations’ annual conference in early September.The airport won the Community Economic Development Award for its 10-year track record of being an economic catalyst for growth...
Building code changes coming to permit taller wood buildings By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe wood industry is celebrating changes to Ontario Building Code to boost the height of wood frame buildings from four storeys to six.Also known as mid-rises, the code changes go into effect on Jan. 1.Michael Giroux, president of the Canadian Wood Council, said the changes come as a result of a “l...
First Nation leaders call for halt on Ring of Fire permits By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe chiefs of the Matawa First Nations are demanding a moratorium in the issuance of exploration permits in the Ring of Fire.In a resolution passed by the leadership of the nine communities in the tribal council on Sept. 17, the chiefs want a regional protocol developed with the Ontario government ...
KWG lining up Ring of Fire strategic partner By: Northern Ontario Business staffKWG Resources revealed it has two offers on the table for offtake agreements to advance its Ring of Fire chromite project.The Toronto-based junior miner made headlines last week when it announced it was engaged in discussions with Cliffs Natural Resources, and was arranging the necessary financing,...
Provincial blitz targetting materials handling By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario is launching a workplace safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving material handling to ensure workers are safe on the job.From Sept. 15 to Oct. 26, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit plants, factories and other industrial sector workplaces across the province. They will ...



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