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Forestry

Logging in forest unit halted (06/04)

A new Temagami birch mill should not be affected by a provincially imposed area-logging ban that has been in place since last winter.

Mapping out a future (04/04)

In a risky move to create greater market share, Peter Moore, president of The Wilderness Group in Wawa, took over competitor Broland Enterprise in 2000 - a decision that led the company’s revenues to increase 200 per cent between 2000 and 2003.

China’s wood products flooding market (04/04)

So-called “power-retailers” such as Wal-Mart, Lowe’s and Home Hardware are proving to be major drivers in the forest-products industry worldwide, and are expected to continue to be a powerful driver for at least the coming decade.

Adopt build, live with wood attitude, keynote says (04/04)

When it came to redeveloping Finland’s forestry industry, it required bringing together all the players to work collaboratively.

Atikokan plant reopens (07/04)

Atikokan’s dormant particleboard plant reopened June 10. The plant is now owned by Fibratech Manufacturing Inc. of Vancouver. Fibratech owner Dan Warren says all of the 140 former Proboard employees returned to work at the plant.

First Nation finalizing plans for $80M mill (07/04)

The search continues for a private partner for a First Nation-run $80-million plywood veneer mill proposed for Lake Huron’s North Shore.

Market share recovery “slow” process (07/04)

Canadian forest industry giants with large operations in Northern Ontario are prepared to fight duties on exported softwood lumber to the bitter end, in spite of a recent U.S.

New association aims to bring forestry issues to the fore (07/04)

There is a new voice crying in the wilderness - that of the Ontario Forest Business Association.

Guidelines eating profits (07/04)

Inclement spring weather has forced Northern Ontario forest producers to scramble for raw material this spring, but some say overly protective and “restrictive” provincial conservation guidelines designed to protect wildlife habitat and sensitive eco

Wood supply shortfall predicted for years (07/04)

Northern Ontario’s declining wood supply should come as no surprise to forest companies that assist the province in writing forest management plans.