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Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Kari Barrett

Congratulations 2016 Wood Design Awards Winners!

Susan WoodWORKS 2016Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Wood Design Awards presented by WoodWORKS!BC! The awards heralded another successful year of wood construction in British Columbia. The event, featuring beautiful, sustainable, and innovative wood design, brought together our communities, industries and beyond to celebrate the beauty and innovation of wood construction. Coast Forest was excited to present the Institutional Wood Design – Large Award to Donald Schmitt, Diamond Schmitt Architects and Thompson Rivers University, Old Main Addition, Faculty of Law School in Kamloops, BC.

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Les Kiss

Vice President, Forestry, Coast Forest Products Association

Building Momentum: Government and Industry finding sustainable solutions using the LEAN process

Les Kiss, RFP, Vice President, Forestry
Coast Forest Products Association

In today’s challenging economic environment, government and industry feel the pressure to operate more efficiently, seek out process improvements, and find cost reduction opportunities. When it comes to coastal log handling, log value is reduced every time a log is “touched”. Therefore, it is essential to identify opportunities to eliminate “waste” (i.e. those log handling steps that add no value) in order to maintain a competitive coast forest industry.

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Canadian Management and Technical Team Visit Japan to Support Technical and Market Initiatives

Shawn Lawlor, Director Canada Wood Japan

Between February 29th and March 4th Canada Wood President Rick Jeffery, General Manager Barry Ford and UBC Professor Dr. Frank Lam visited Japan to support our team’s technical, market access and market development initiatives. One of the key objectives of this week of meetings was to apprise Dr. Lam on the evolving code related landscape in Japan and obtain his guidance on key technical initiatives.

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