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2014-09-08 16:21:31

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says Canada has one of the best records in the world when it comes to sustainable forest management and the industry continues to engage with partners on further advances. FPAC was responding to a recent study published by the World Resource Institute (WRI) that noted a global increase in the fragmentation of intact forest landscapes, while suggesting Canada is seeing the greatest reduction. In...

2014-07-02 16:25:42

OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) today announced that nominations are open for the 2014 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and the delivery of high-quality products and...

2014-06-17 08:22:19

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today released its first report card on Vision2020, Pathways to Prosperity?it shows progress on the three parameters of products, environmental performance and people and issues a call to action to build on the momentum to date. "I'm pleased to say our efforts began to bear fruit during the first two years of our ten year Vision plan for jobs, growth and continuous improvement in the industry's...

2014-05-06 12:24:01

VANCOUVER, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian forest products industry is well positioned for a bright future after making robust advances in labour productivity even while facing one of its worse downturns in history. A Detailed Analysis of Productivity Trends in the Canadian Forest Products Sector was undertaken by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS) for the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). The independent study shows that between 2000 and 2012 the...

2014-04-23 16:32:29

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the British Columbia government for supporting a FPInnovations research project aimed at developing innovative biomaterials from wood fibre. The province has announced that it is providing $2.25 million toward the research and development of cellulose filaments (CF), flexible fibres extracted from pulp that can be used in everything from plastic packaging to photographic film to panels in...

2014-03-11 08:32:57

OTTAWA, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today expressed its support for the free trade agreement reached between Canada and Korea as the sector continues to pursue expanded markets in the Asia-Pacific region. "The hundreds of communities across Canada who depend on a strong forest products industry benefit from a strong export agenda," said the President and CEO of FPAC, David Lindsay. "The signing of this deal will help the forest products...

2014-02-11 20:22:56

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) appreciates the additional support for innovation and sector transformation in today's federal budget as a way to create jobs and solidify Canada's reputation as a world leader in developing cutting-edge products from wood fibre. The "Creating Jobs and Opportunities" budget from the federal Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, includes an additional $90.4 million over four years for the Investments in...

2014-02-06 12:29:13

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased with the release of a study showing that the type of building construction material used makes little difference with respect to fire spread, injury rates and death providing the buildings have sprinklers and smoke alarms. The research report "Fire Outcomes in Residential Fires by General Construction Type," based on a study of almost 12,000 fires, has just been released by the University of...

2014-01-09 12:28:13

EDMONTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the second annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shayna Mason, a student in the Forestry Program at the University of Alberta. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18 to 30 who are enrolled in an apprenticeship program, college or in university, who are a First Nations, Métis or Inuit individual with strong academic standing, and who are committed to their field of study and...


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