Podcast by Annex Business Media
Podcast by Annex Business Media
Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 3: Polystyrene
In part three of our series, market expert Zachary Moore gives an overview of the North American polystyrene (PS) market, including pricing trends and new capacity coming online, that will determine supply, demand, and pricing for PS during this unprecedented pandemic.
The CFI Podcast: Michael Benson on wildfire research, response and prevention
The latest episode of The CFI Podcast focuses on a very timely subject: wildfire research, response and prevention. Canada’s wildfire season is well underway now, with conditions right to result in severe wildfires across the country. And as we head into the hot summer months, it is bound to become worse.
So, we spoke with Michael Benson, manager of wildfire operations for FPInnovations, to learn more about Canada’s wildfire preparedness and response levels in recent years, the forest industry’s research and response efforts, the impact of good forest management practices, and more.
“By and large Canada really is in a fortunate position in terms of capacity, experience and expertise in the wildfire response field. However, even high reliability organizations have room for improvement,” Benson said.
He called for increased co-operation and communication among the provinces’ different wildfire agencies and between the agencies and forest products companies. Being prepared to answer the call, completing requisite training and communicating with wildfire management agencies before a wildfire event occurs are just some of the things forest companies can do to help minimize the impacts of wildfire.
Listen to the full episode to learn more about the impact of different wildfire research projects, mitigation efforts, the impact of COVID-19 and climate change, and more.
Tune in now and look for future episodes at www.woodbusiness.ca/podcasts.
Resin supply, demand and pricing during COVID-19, Part 2: Polypropylene
In part two of our series, market expert Zachary Moore gives an overview of the North American polypropylene (PP) market, including pricing trends and new capacity coming online, that will determine supply, demand, and pricing for PP during this unprecedented pandemic.
Talent Show: How to address a toxic workplace culture
Behaviour analyst Mina Movasseli discusses how culture at work affects employees’ personal lives.
Pandemic roundtable with electrical distributors, Part 2
At the end of April 2020, to varying degrees, we were just over one month into a national lockdown due to COVID-19.
The economy was shutting down, yet electricians had been deemed “essential” in most jurisdictions and, by extension, their distributors. So I gathered together a panel of electrical distributors, from one coast to the other, to learn how the pandemic was affecting their operations and their ability to serve their customers.
My panelists included: Cliff Backman, Franklin Empire; Elaine Gerrie, Gerrie Electric; Greg Stephenson, Bartle & Gibson; Jason Taylor, Graybar Canada; Mathieu Legris, Electrimat; Michael Gross, Wesco; Roger Little, Rexel Canada (Nedco, Westburne, Rexel Atlantic); Tim Horsman, E.B. Horsman & Son; Tim MacDonald, Ideal Supply.
This is Part 2 of 2 of that discussion. In Part 1, I ask my panelists how the pandemic was affecting their operations and their ability to serve their customers.
Chiropractic and Naturopathic Doctor: Dynamic Decisions – Immunity support for patients
Join Editor Jannen Belbeck, and Functional Medicine Specialist Victoria Coleman (HBSc, DC, MSc, IFMCP) for a discussion surrounding supporting immune balance for patients – sponsored by Designs for Health. Within the discussion, we address:
· Why should both DCs and NDs (and other healthcare professionals) know about immune support, and what's a baseline they should know or acknowledge with patients?
· Immune boosters vs. Immune support: The importance of language and avoiding buzzwords when speaking to patients.
· What are the best options healthcare professionals can suggest for their patients to support their immune systems? (We discuss both lifestyle factors, and supplementation for patients.