Tag Archives: Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement

Canadian manufacturing sales down 2.1% in June

Advance results indicate that total manufacturing sales in Canada decreased 2.1% in June 2023. The largest declines were in the petroleum and coal product, chemical, and food product industries, as Statistics Canada reports. canadian lumber production and export also suffered from same effects as we have mentioned in the previous report. This estimate was calculated based on a […]

Canadian lumber production down 6.1% in April

Lumber production in Canada decreased 14.9% from March to 4 074.0 thousand m3 in April. Production was down 6.1% from April 2022, reports Statistics Canada. Sawmills shipped 3 935.0 thousand m3 of lumber in April, down 8.2% from March and down 7.9% from April 2022. According to Analytics, in April 2023, Canada decreased exports of lumber to the United States by 4.4% year-on-year. Supplies to China increased by 54.9%, […]

Valmet to deliver a chip washing and defibrator system to Arauco in Mexico

Valmet will deliver a new refiner with chip washer capacity of 28 ton/h to Arauco’s new MDF plant located in Zitácuaro, Mexico. The start-up of the system is planned for the last quarter of 2024. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not […]

ABB Opens Its Mexico technology and engineering center

ABB has established a new regional operations center for North America, bringing technology expertise closer to customers and building on its similar resources globally. An initial $1 million investment has been made for the new Mexico Technology and Engineering Center (MXTEC) in the city of Merida, Yucatan, to help the technology leader to reach higher […]

Graphic Packaging International Moving Its Bristol, UK, Packaging Operations to New Site

Graphic Packaging International is moving its Bristol, UK beverage packaging manufacturing operations to a new, state-of-the-art facility nearby, creating up to 30 new jobs in the process. The move to the 255,000-square-foot factory — twice the size of its current base in the Fishponds area — comes in response to increasing worldwide demand for fiber-based […]

CHAR Technologies to receive government funding over $11.3 million to expand Thorold in Ontario, Canada

The governments of Canada and Ontario announced that they are investing more than $11.3 million to expand CHAR Technologies’ facility in Thorold, Ontario, to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) and biocarbon – creating the largest facility of its kind in Canada, and the only RNG facility in the country to exclusively use woody biomass. Joint […]

Paper Excellence and Resolute Announce Intention to Sell Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper Mill

The Paper Excellence Group and Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced their intention to sell Resolute’s Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill in Ontario, Canada, to further facilitate the regulatory review process. On July 6, the Paper Excellence Group through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corporation entered into an agreement with Resolute, a global forest products […]

Canada invests in wood manufacturing study project

The Government of Canada is investing in a clean energy future while strengthening Canada’s forest sector from coast to coast to coast. Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, on behalf of Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $1-million contribution to the Wood Manufacturing Cluster […]

Canada issued statement on softwood lumber final ruling

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests; Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation; and George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, have issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determination in its third administrative review regarding countervailing and anti-dumping duties applied to Canada’s softwood lumber exports to […]