Canfor and the forest products industry relies heavily on the skilled trades’ workforce. As a result, Canfor continually looks for ways to support the success of this important sector of our industry’s workforce. One recent example is through an equipment donation to Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Williams Lake, BC. Canfor donated a Vollmer CHC20 top and face grinder. With this donation, students will be able to learn how to operate, repair and make adjustments to this machine, which is one of the important machines used by saw filers. Before it was donated, Canfor partnered with HMT Machine Tools Canada to rebuild the grinder. The work done by HMT will prolong the life of this equipment and ensure the learning environment suitably mimics the real-world.