The value of production was up C$66m or 12% from the same period last year and increased roughly C$33m or 6% from Q2 2012.

"These numbers are great news for communities in Alberta that depend on the forest industry," said AFPA president and ceo Brady Whittaker.

AFPA-member panelboard operators produced 265 million ft2 of 7/16in equivalent product in Q3 2012 valued at C$92m.