Canfor to close Jackson, Alabama mill, expand Fulton facility

The Tree Frog Forestry News
April 10, 2024
Category: Today's Takeaway

Canfor announced a restructuring plan to optimize its operations in southern Alabama. In related news: Canfor’s new mill plan for Houston, BC may be delayed; Peak Renewables’ Alabama pellet plant nears commissioning; Origin Materials launches wood-based alternative; and a Washington bill spurs Rake Force’s biochar business. Meanwhile: A new study released by the BC Council of Forest Industries confirms BC’s forestry industry is a vital part of the province’s economy.

In other news: mass timber reaches new heights in Ontario, Vancouver and Seattle; ENGOs in the National Observer pan FPAC’s Forestry for the Future campaign; and Greenpeace says IKEA is sourcing wood from old-growth forests in Romania. Meanwhile: Quebec is on a wildfire fighter hiring blitz; Wawanesa announces wildfire grants; Purdue University hosts forest researchers’ workshop; Ontario’s professional foresters are set to meet; and the Biomass Power Association has a new name.

Finally, for the balance of the week, the Frogs will be reporting live from the COFI conference floor. Follow us here or see you there!

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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