An Ontario first for cross-laminated timberBy the time it’s completed in early
2016, the second phase of Laurentian University’s School of
Architecture will serve as a solid example for students of what can
be achieved with wood. A two-storey structure built with
engineered wood products called cross-laminated timber (CLT) and
glulam will host classrooms, a second-floor library and a lecture
room as part of the school’s 54,000-square-foot second phase.CLT was developed in Switzerland in the
early 1990s, but has not been used in a...
A forestry workers union head said
there’s a plethora of well-paying mill jobs to be had in
northwestern Ontario, but many employers are struggling to find
skilled jobs to fill them.“We’re hearing it all across the
district that there’s definitely a lack of qualified tradespeople
that are avai...
When True North Hardwood Plywood closed
in 2013, 240 people lost their jobs and Cochrane lost one of its
biggest economic generators. But a new company is taking its chances
on the facility, bringing with it the promise of employment and
long-term potential.Rockshield Plywood Corp., a subsidy o...
A New Liskeard-headquartered forest
management company is close to commercializing a proprietary remote
sensing technology to calculate forest inventories.
First Resource Management Group has
developed a flagship timber inventory analysis and management tool,
SkyForest, and is conducting vari...
The operators of a Sioux Lookout area
sawmill were fined $48,000 after a worker’s arm was crushed in a
2013 industrial accident.Justice of the Peace Danalyn MacKinnon
imposed the fine on McKenzie Lumber of Thunder Bay in an Ontario
Court of Justice in Dryden, Aug. 11.The trial took place last D...