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November 17, 2021

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Thoughts from WTD

At the beginning of November, we travelled to Toronto to check out the Woodworking Technology Days (WTD) event put on by Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association (CWMDA).... Read more.

Message From the Editor

Everyone I speak to says the same thing: we face a severe labour shortage in our industry. Integrating automation is a good solution, but it also helps to understand the nuances of where this shortage is coming from. Check out these two new studies from Statistics Canada on journeypersons across the country.

– Grace Tatigian, Managing Editor


Latest News

Wood product manufacturing GDP down by 2.7%

Real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.4% in August, led by increases in accommodation and food services, retail trade and transportation. The continued easing of public health restrictions and further reopening ... Read more.

NKBA 30 Under 30: Shantelle Yablonski

Shantelle Yablonski, Senior Design Consultant with Superior Cabinets Saskatoon, has been selected as a 2022 Thirty Under 30 recipient, awarded by the American National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).  ... Read more.

Accessible Canada Act workplace accommodations

Accessibility practices continue to evolve in Canada, and this has implications for persons with disabilities. The Accessible Canada Act (ACA), which came into effect in 2019, aims to identify, remove and prevent barriers for persons, ... Read more.

Acadian Timber Corp’s third quarter results

Acadian Timber Corp. recently reported financial and operating results for the third quarter, ending September 25, 2021. 
“Steady prices and strong demand for our sawlogs have enabled us to generate solid operating, ... Read more.



Crafting a Legacy at Springwater Woodcraft

From the Lloyd family garage to a 14,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Minesing, Ontario, Springwater Woodcraft has anchored its roots in the Canadian woodworking field. Now, with 30 years under its belt, .... Read more.


Latest Products

Bi-directional one-way torque hinge

Sugatsune’s industry-leading torque dampers feature their Lapcon Technology with soft closing for fluid and effortless motion. The dampers may be used in various applications, such as bakery cases for food facilities,... Read more.

VS area storage system

A practical development that ensures a further leap in productivity for cutting panels to size: the Schelling area storage system makes an essential contribution toward increasing production capacities up to 100%, .... Read more.


Design / Business / Technology

Two new studies shed light on journeypersons in Canada

Considering the hiring challenge that most millwork companies are facing, understanding the intricacies of the labour market is essential. ... Read more.

A Canadian Château

Opened in 1930, Le Château Montebello is a historical hotel and well-known Canadian landmark. The resort’s hotel building is a 4,000,000 cubic-foot wooden structure and is the largest log building in the world. ... Read more.


Latest Events

November 18, Discover WEB-CAD Planning Assistant, Online

November 18, A Guide to Practical Cybersecurity, Online

December 1-3, International Wood Construction Conference, Innsbruck, Austria

December 14, TWIG Pitch Night 2, Online

January 12, Top Government Grants for 2022, Online

January 17-23, imm cologne, Cologne, Germany

January 24, TAP Wood Industry Cohort - Export Readiness Series, Online

February 1-4, Eurobois 2022, Lyon, France

February 8-10, KBIS, Orlando, FL

February 24-26, WMS, Toronto, ON

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Contributors wanted! We’re always looking for contributing writers and stories for our newsletter. If you have something you’d like to share with readers and want more details, please email Grace at

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