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Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Moving the Coastal Forest Industry Forward

Minister of Forests and Range, Honourable Pat Bell. Photo Credit: Government of British Columbia

Coast Forest Products Association congratulates the Honourable Pat Bell on his re-election as MLA of Prince George-Mackenzie and his reappointment as Minister of Forests and Range. The association looks forward to continuing to work with the minister and his staff to strengthen the relationship between industry and government, and build a strong and sustainable coastal forest industry.

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Ottawa plans $1-billion for pulp producers

Source: The Globe & Mail, June 11, 2009

OTTAWA & VANCOUVER – Ottawa is stitching together a $1-billion lifeline for the forest industry designed to rescue pulp producers from the devastating effect of billions of dollars in subsidies from Washington to their U.S. rivals…

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

B.C. Wood-frame Housing Rebuilding China

A demonstration house in the Guanzhuang Township used to train local builders on-site in the techniques of wood-frame construction.

One year after the devastating Sichuan earthquake the first wood-frame houses constructed of B.C. wood are now being completed in China.

This 124 square metre demonstration house is located in the Guanzhuang Township and was used to train local builders on-site in the techniques of wood-frame construction. Local builders, used to working with brick and concrete, are now recognizing the superior strength and earthquake resistance of wood-frame construction. For the first time ever B.C. lumber sales to China are rivaling those to Japan, partly due to historically low lumber prices, but also due to joint industry/government projects like these that are opening up markets for B.C. wood products in Asia.

Big news! Coast Forest and COFI have come together as one
organization for a stronger, unified voice for BC's forest industry.
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