Superfici presents sanding and finishing open house

SCM Canada presented an open house at its Concord, Ont., showroom in July. The sanding and finishing event demonstrated to customers the many ranges of wide-belt sanders offered by the SCM Group and an opportunity for them to find out more about flat line finishing from Superfici America, Inc. The event was said to be […]

SawStop wins round in U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court in June rejected a request by Black & Decker Corp. and other major tool manufacturers that it review a Fourth Circuit decision reviving an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to boycott SawStop LLC’s table saw safety technology, according to Law360. In a one-sentence order, the court denied a petition filed […]

WCA to train skills evaluators at IWF

Woodwork Career Alliance to train skills evaluators at IWF The Nellysford, Va.-based Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the skilled worker shortage through the development and assessment of skill standards, will conduct seven sessions to train Accredited Skill Evaluators during the International Woodworking Fair (IWF), August 24-27 in […]

Ikea recalls close to 36 million dresser units

Swedish furniture company Ikea Group is recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the U.S. and Canada, according to Reuters news agency, but said the products linked to the deaths of six children are safe when anchored to walls as instructed. Ikea— headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands — is voluntarily recalling all chests and […]

Awards and recognitions at “The Night of Xylexpo”

Innovation is the common thread at Xylexpo2016, the biennial exhibition of wood and furniture technology and supplies, currently underway at FieraMilano-Rho in Milan, Italy, this month, an edition that promises to be successful according to initial attendance figures. Further evidence came from “The Night of Xylexpo”, an evening when the XIA-Xylexpo Innovation Awards were handed […]

UCS Forest Group acquires Match Works

The Mississauga, Ont.-based UCS Forest Group of Companies and its operating division Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd. has agreed to purchase the ongoing business of Match Works Wood Products located in Edmonton, Alta., effective March 31, 2016. Ron Matenchuk, the owner of Match Works, is pleased that the company he founded 15 years ago will […]

Emergency information for evacuees and pets

To speed recovery/reconstruction, Alberta Premier Rachel Motley has said that critical infrastructure has attempted to be protected including water bombing neighbourhoods, government buildings and saving hospitals and airport. Up to date information for evacuees and their pets can be found at the Alberta Government’s emergency website. Evacuees should register at an evacuation location or through […]

How to help Fort McMurray evacuees

Emergency information for evacuees and pets   Donate money: Donations to the Canadian Red Cross provide relief for those affected in the form of emergency food, clothing, shelter, personal services, and other necessities to help assist with recovery and resiliency. Canadians wishing to make a donation are encouraged to make a financial donation to the […]

IWF 2016 to be largest since 2008

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) has announced the 2016 edition in Atlanta, Ga., is nearly sold out, say show organizers. Nearly 1,000 exhibitors have contracted for exhibit space occupying over 500,000 net square feet making IWF 2016 the largest Fair since 2008. The Fair will take place August 24-27, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress […]

Viridis ceases operations at B.C. pellet plant

Viridis Energy Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced that due to recent structural concerns at its Okanagan Pellet Company (OPC) plant and a combination of factors, including the increased capital investment necessary to restart wood pellet production at that location, it has decided to cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia plant. Despite substantial […]