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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

Equipment Donation Supports Skilled Trades Training

Canfor and the forest products industry relies heavily on the skilled trades’ workforce. As a result, Canfor continually looks for ways to support the success of this important sector of our industry’s workforce.

One recent example is through an equipment donation to Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Williams Lake, BC. Canfor donated a Vollmer CHC20 top and face grinder. With this donation, students will be able to learn how to operate, repair and make adjustments to this machine, which is one of the important machines used by saw filers.

IMG_7954_smallOn September 18, Canfor donated a Vollmer CHC20 top and face grinder (pictured in back) to the Sawfiler program at Thompson Rivers University in Williams Lake, BC.

Before it was donated, Canfor partnered with HMT Machine Tools Canada to rebuild the grinder. The work done by HMT will prolong the life of this equipment and ensure the learning environment suitably mimics the real-world.

On September 18, a small gathering took place where Canfor and HMT representatives formally donated the piece of equipment to the program.

Canfor is proud to support this program at TRU Williams Lake, which is the only place in BC and the country that has a saw filer program. Saw filers are essential to the forestry industry and we look forward to hearing of the program’s ongoing success in providing a rich and meaningful learning environment for our future saw filers.

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