Monthly Archives: September 2015

PLIB Joins Softwood Export Council in Hosting Vietnamese Trade Mission

Six members of a Vietnamese delegation made the journey across the Pacific Ocean to the Pacific Northwest to learn about the region’s softwoods and hardwoods.  The group, made up of members of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCMC (HAWA), included several large indoor and outdoor furniture manufacturers, the Chairman and a Project Director from AA Corporation,… Read more »

PLIB Attends CLSAB and NLGA Annual Meeting in Kelowna, BC. Industry Salutes Al Rozek.

PLIB attended the 2015 annual member meetings of the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB) and the National Lumber Grades Authority (NLGA) in Kelowna, BC September 15-17. PLIB was very active at the sessions. In addition to being a member and board member of NLGA, PLIB staff sit on the Grade Committee, Standards Committee, Executive Committee and Lumber Properties Steering Committee. Topics discussed… Read more »

BC Minister of Forestry Says Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Agreement Likely to Expire

The publication The Working Forest Newspaper reported that Steve Thompson, British Columbia’s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations stated that the Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) would likely expire next month. To read the full article that appeared on September 10, click here.