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COFI Presents Award at JAS 2×4 Lumber Grading Championships

Shawn Lawlor

By Shawn Lawlor

Director, Canada Wood Japan

March 27, 2017

On March 10th the JAS Lumber Council held its 29th grading competition at the Citizen’s Hall in Osaka. Canada Wood was on hand to present the COFI Award to three grade championship finalists. Shawn Lawlor presented the top COFI Award to Mr. Kazutomo Morita of Mitsui Home Components. An additional 2 other COFI Awards were presented to Mr. Takashi Matsuura and Mr. Kazuma Nakashima from Taihei Housing Corporation. The grading competitions are held by the JAS Lumber Council every two years in an effort to motivate plant quality control staff to hone their skills. The Council is planning to send a delegation of select JAS grading competition participants to Kelowna B.C. in May 2018 to attend COFI’s 50th Anniversary Grading Competition.