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Cross-laminated wood is being incorporated into Laurentian University’s School of Architecture.
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...


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An Ontario first for cross-laminated timber
By 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 w...
Rentech converts pellets into provincial cash
Wood pellet manufacturer Rentech received $4 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund to help finish plant rebuilds in Wawa and Atikokan.Rentech’s plants use Crown fibre to feed the province’s Atikokan Generating Station with other plans to export product to Europe.A news release from Thunde...
Delays force Rentech to borrow to finish pellet plants
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Resolute inks framework deal with northwestern First Nations
Resolute Forest Products held a signing ceremony for a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with six First Nations Chiefs to set out a framework for negotiating business agreements concerning the company’s operations in northwestern Ontario.The official signing ceremony was held Feb. 10, but an actual agr...


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