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Powell River G13 Turbine Project Wins National Energy Conservation Leadership Award

Published May 19th, 2016 by Catalyst Paper – Source

Catalyst Paper today announced that its Powell River mill has won the prestigious Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award. Powell River was recognized in the category of Energy Performance Management in recognition of its successful installation of the G13 Turbine.

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Coast Forest Elects New Board of Directors

Don Demens, Chair of Coast Forest Products Association Board of Directors and President and CEO of Western Forest Products, is pleased to announce the election of the Association’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

As of the AGM on April 21, 2016, the Board for Coast Forest includes:

• Don Demens (Chair), Western Forest Products
• Bob Brash, Taan Forest Products
• Ted Dergousoff, Terminal Forest Products Ltd.
• Tom Jones, Teal-Jones Group
• John Mohammed, A&A Trading Ltd.
• Joe Nemeth, Catalyst Paper Corporation
• Rowland Price, Delta Cedar Products Ltd.
• Ric Slaco, Interfor Corporation
• Jeff Zweig, TimberWest Forest Corp.

British Columbia’s forest sector boats the most sustainable practices worldwide. Innovation drives an industry that supports environmental, social, and economic values. Collaboration is key in developing strong relationships with government and stakeholders. Throughout 2016-2017, Coast Forest Board of Directors will continue to support British Columbia’s thriving forest sector, expanding markets and driving competitiveness in BC.

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Standing Strong at 22 Years

Earth Sciences Building - FIICoast Forest Products Association has completed its spring annual general meeting marking its 22nd year of representing British Columbia’s coastal forest industry.  In 1994, the world was a different place – Jean Chrétien was our prime minister, the North American Free Trade Agreement came into effect, and our industry was buried under the paperwork of the NDP Forest Practices Code.

While coastal forestry has redefined itself for over a century, the past two decades have seen rapid change.  As a sector, we have adapted to shifts in our society, culture and global economy.  The constant in this changing context is that Coast Forest advocates for policies and progress that drive industry success, by applying a fresh, contemporary lens and focusing on benefits for our members, customers, communities and the province.

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organization for a stronger, unified voice for BC's forest industry.
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