PITTSBURGH/ APRIL 24, 2019 (STL.News)
If a tree is harvested in the woods and no one is there to replenish it…what happens to our forests?
The second episode of season two teaches fans about sustainable lumber manufacturing. The episode explores how West Fraser gets the most valuable wood products out of every log to supply the demand for lumber used in construction across North America. The episode also highlights how trees are replanted to replenish what is harvested, ensuring the continuation of a fully renewable, natural resource business.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to show how our employees use state-of-the-art technology to manufacture the sustainable lumber products featured on Tomorrow’s World Today,” said Chuck Watkins, Vice-President, U.S Lumber Manufacturing for West Fraser. “West Fraser is committed to responsible business practices. From our efficient production process using certified, sustainably-sourced timber, to renewing our resource by planting of trees to replenish our forests for the future, we are proud to provide viewers a peek in to how we do what we do.”
Tomorrow’s World Today, which was nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy, returns to Science Channel for season two beginning Saturday, May 4. Viewers can tune in on Saturday and Sunday morning for five weeks to watch back-to back new episodes.
About Tomorrow’s World Today
This cutting-edge television show travels the world in search of innovative pioneers who are creating new ways to utilize our natural and technological resources for a more sustainable lifestyle. Tomorrow’s World Today has a homebase in Pittsburgh, PA, one of the nation’s most progressive tech landscapes, home to Duolingo, the most downloaded educational app in the world, and UBER’s flagship location for autonomous transportation.
About West Fraser
The largest lumber producer in North America, West Fraser is a diversified wood products company producing lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips and energy with facilities in western Canada and the southern United States.