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Engineered-lumber plant completion ahead of schedule (9/02)

In Kenora, Trus Joist’s $260-million engineered-lumber plant will be up and running a few weeks ahead of schedule. Employees sent to sister mills in the United States are now back in Kenora training staff.

Forester focused on young Aboriginals (9/02)

Situated on the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, the Eshkawkogan Timber Co.

Mayor calls for unrestricted access to U.S. softwood lumber markets (9/02)

As Canadian and American trade negotiators prepared to resume talks to resolve the North American softwood lumber dispute, Timmins Mayor Jamie Lim, chairwoman of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) lumber taskforce, is calling for unrestr

Wood treaters under pressure (9/02)

Manufacturers of pressure-treated wood who use chromated copper arsenate (CCA) are operating under another kind of pressure as wood treaters have agreed to make a transition away from the use of CCA in treated lumber by Dec. 31, 2003.

Value-added industry key to growth in northwest (12/02)

Adding value to forest products is necessary for future growth and diversification of northwestern Ontario.

Future of forest industry explored (12/02)

Many distinguished representatives from across the North gathered to express their views, concerns, and hopes for the future of their forest industry at the Northwestern Ontario Forest Council’s (NOFC) conference in Thunder Bay on Nov. 20.

Softwood lumber trade war claims more casualties (10/02)

A weak softwood market, along with the impact of U.S.-imposed tariffs and nti-dumping duties are being blamed for the closure of a mill near Kirkland Lake. Tembec Inc.

Lumber trade war takes northern casualty (10/02)

Punitive softwood lumber duties have forced Tembec Inc. to scale back its operations in northeastern Ontario. The company is cutting its production of softwood pine lumber and shutting down its planing and drying operations at a sawmill in Mattawa.

Firm maintains foothold in U.S.

Manitou Forest Products is continuing a trend to diversify its value-added forest products line in order to maintain a foothold in the U.S. markets.

A clearcut explanation (10/02)

Forestry companies in the Algoma area opened their woodlots and plantations for viewing and scrutiny as part of an effort to keep the public informed on forestry practices.