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Forestry, Pulp & Paper

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February 1, 2014  

No charges in burns Lake Sawmill blast that killed two

Burns Lake, BC – Nearly two years after an explosion and fire tore through a British Columbia sawmill, leaving two workers dead, the Crown announced there will be no charges, pointing a finger at a questionable investigation by the…

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December 1, 2013  

BC sawmills to be checked again for explosive dust

Richmond, BC – Inspectors are heading back to 150 British Columbia sawmills to ensure the operations are doing everything possible to reduce the build-up of potentially explosive wood dust.

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April 1, 2011  

Creating the ’24/7′ list

This article is part of an ongoing series. The introduction appeared in Machinery & Equipment MRO’s February 2005 issue and the series has run in every issue since. Previous instalments are archived online at www.mromagazine.com. This…

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June 1, 2010  

Everywhere Man

As a sought-after expert in the arcane field of chemical delivery systems, Marc Lafrenire could easily write a new version of the 1959 Geoff Mack hit “I’ve Been Everywhere,” a song popularized by Joh…

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June 1, 2009  

Wide-Ranging Speeds Important In Mill Motor

T he largest fibreboard plant in North America and the third largest in the world is owned by Plum Creek Timber Company Inc. Plum Creek project engineer, Jack Hinman, faced a tremendous challenge when…

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June 1, 2009  

No Wrong Decisions

This article is part of an ongoing series. The introduction appeared in Machinery & Equipment MRO’s February 2005 issue and the series has run in every issue since. Previous instalments are archiv…

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June 1, 2009  

Infrared Inspection Update Saves Big Money

Apaper mill had a very successful infrared inspection program that its managers wanted to expand. However, the requirements of NFPA 70E regulations were causing the US-based mill to rethink its strate…

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November 1, 2007  

Saudi gold mine strikes pay dirt

With the largest mineral resources of any country in the Persian Gulf region, Saudi Arabia is a land rich in gold and other precious metals, as well as petroleum. But most of the gold deposits are loc…

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November 1, 2007  

Training reduces reactive maintenance

Significant maintenance cost savings achieved at North America’s biggest copper mine are expected to be repeated at other sites using Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulator training technology developed in…

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September 1, 2007  

Survival of the Fittest

Organisms that can adapt to changing conditions survive, and those that cannot, die out. Mills in the papermaking industry have also been taking this fitness test, where those that can maintain demand…

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September 1, 2007  

World’s Largest Sawmill Cuts Sawbox Maintenance Time

Canfor Corp. has reduced maintenance time at its Houston, B.C., sawmill by using combination plug/receptacle and disconnect switches that allow workers to safely and quickly make and break electrical …

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September 1, 2007  

Using Predictive Maintenance Effectively

This article is part of an ongoing series. The introduction appeared in Machinery & Equipment MRO’s February 2005 issue and the series has run in every issue since. Previous instalments are archiv…