As the lone Canadian company to earn a first-ever Construction Media Alliance (CMA) award, a London, Ontario firm has made history—and Logging and Sawmilling Journal was able to play a part.
CMA is the successor to the Construction Writers Association (CWA) that had a long history of recognizing excellence in construction industry journalism and marketing communications.
Marketing Strategies & Solutions Inc., a 20-year member of the London business community, was presented the Best Ad category award in the Marketing Communications division of the inaugural Construction Media Alliance (CMA) awards. All CMA journalism and marketing communications award winners were announced and presented in March at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the Western Hemisphere’s largest construction industry trade show held every three years in Las Vegas.
The special ad ran on an exclusive basis in Logging & Sawmilling Journal.
“Most important to us, the winning print advertisement sent a critically important health message to our partners and friends in the Canadian forestry industry,” says Robert Adeland, President of Marketing Strategies & Solutions.
“One of our major clients, Sennebogen LLC, is a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of purpose-built material handlers used in various industries, including forestry,” explains Adeland. “When it was reported that Canadian men working in forestry are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, we were honored to work with Sennebogen to create a smart, vitally important, eye-catching ad.”
The intent of the award-winning ad developed in support of the National Movember Campaign was to encourage the hard-working, hardy men who work in Canada’s forests to get out of the woods and in to see their doctor, explains Michael Anderson, Senior Account Manager with Marketing Strategies & Solutions.
“To have this particular creative piece be part of the CMA’s first class of award winners is the ultimate thumbs-up to us, our client SENNEBOGEN, and the publisher of the special ad, Logging & Sawmilling Journal,” says Adeland.
Peterson Pacific’s new 4710D horizontal grinder is designed for high volume producers with very demanding end product specifications.
The 4710D is powered by a Tier IV Caterpillar C18 engine rated at 755 horsepower. A Tier II, 765 horsepower engine is also available.
Boasting 18” of ground clearance, this model is particularly suited for land clearing operations or other applications where mobility and frequent moving is desired.
Peterson’s three-stage grinding process with an up-turning rotor and large grate area enables the 4710D to produce materials to exact specifications. The quick change multiple grate system makes it easy to customize grate configurations to produce a wide variety of finished materials. Grates are removed through an access door on the side wall.
The 4710D features Peterson’s Adaptive Control System, which controls all components of the feed system to optimize output.
John Deere has now completed the most robust update to its fully-integrated, digital mapping solution, TimberNavi, since its initial launch.
Designed for use with the John Deere L-series skidders, wheeled feller bunchers and M-series tracked feller bunchers, the upgrade includes the integration of Internet-enabled wireless data transfer, remote display access capabilities, and location history viewing of other JDLink-enabled machines. Developed based on aggregated customer feedback, these advanced features create a more connected jobsite, optimizing productivity, says the company.
Launched in 2015, TimberNavi provides owners and operators maximum visibility to the jobsite, increasing efficiency and productivity in the woods. The update will maintain the key features of the initial launch, including custom map creation, a high-resolution touch screen display, visual alarms based on customizable buffer zones, and full support of a John Deere dealer. These features increase the operator’s spatial understanding of the terrain, harvesting areas and points of interest on a map, which in turn helps enhance productivity, increase uptime and deliver lower daily operating costs.
There is a new design and an improved quality weld-on grapple tip now available through Northface Ventures Ltd. It works on loader grapples and skidder grapples.
Being made from heat-tempered steel, and not cast, makes it strong enough to handle the harshest conditions and ground engaging motions.
With patent pending status, its innovative design is described as a level above the competition.
This is a logger’s tip made by a logger for loggers everywhere, says the company. That said, it works well on many different applications and not just specifically in logging. Having a quality made wearable item such as these grapple tips will increase operating uptime and efficiency, says the company.
Contact Northface Ventures owner, Ryan Bremner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 12,000th Ponsse forest machine was handed over to a customer recently at Ponsse’s Vierema, Finland factory. The Ponsse ScorpionKing was received by a family logging company, Sarl NC Bois, from Tremilly, France.
Ponsse is pleased to be celebrating its 12,000th forest machine, says Jarmo Vidgren, Ponsse’s sales and marketing director. As a Finnish company, the milestone marks a great beginning to Finland’s centennial year, he added.
In 2009, Sarl NC Bois acquired the first eight-wheel Ergo in France, and the Ponsse ScorpionKing harvester it acquired in 2014 was one of the first in France. At the moment, the company is logging with ten Ponsse machines.
In total, Ponsse has manufactured about 450 Ponsse Scorpion harvesters. It started production of the machines in 2014, and it has delivered Ponsse Scorpion harvesters into 20 countries.
Komatsu America Corp has a completely new line of EPA Tier 4 Final certified forwarders.
The new 845, 855, 875 and 895 lineup provides increased performance, productivity, operator comfort and convenience, and serviceability, compared to the prior 855.1, 865 and 895 Tier 4 Interim models. The 845 is a new, additional model which competes in the 12 tonne payload class.
Rated payload capacities for the 845, 855, 875 and 895 are 12, 14, 16 and 20 tonnes, respectively, and provide broad market coverage. The 875 model is in a unique size class, compared to competitors, who have either 15 or 18 tonne capacity.
These EPA Tier 4 Final certified engines provide nine per cent to 15 per cent more horsepower and lower fuel consumption, compared to the prior models. In addition, they also produce nine percent more engine torque on the 875 and 895 models.
Along with the increased horsepower, these engines also feature high torque backup, high capacity cooling systems and lower noise levels, for high performance and productivity.
Rough terrain capability has been significantly improved with larger hydrostatic transmission (HST) pumps and/or motors producing three per cent to 11 per cent higher tractive effort.
On the Cover:
When Munden Ventures Ltd. of Kamloops, B.C. moved into logging, they made some well-thought out equipment purchases, and established solid supplier relationships with the B.C. John Deere dealer, Brandt Tractor, and Woodland Equipment, the Hyundai dealership. Munden Ventures sub-contacts out its processing (pictured on the cover) to Randy Janzen who is a Hyundai/Waratah guy (Cover photo courtesy of Randy Janzen).
Spotlight – More taxes for the forest industry?
Alberta has recently rolled out a carbon tax, and the federal government has proposed a national minimum price on carbon. How will these additional costs impact the Alberta and Canadian forest industries, considering all parts of the industry, from logging right through to the sawmill, are significant energy users?
Solid business move into logging
Munden Ventures of Kamloops, B.C. got involved in logging more by accident than by design, but it’s turned out to be a solid business decision.
Flying high in steep slopes with the Falcon
B.C.’s Hyde Creek Logging has found the Falcon Winch Assist system from New Zealand-based DC Equipment to be a great fit with the logging it does on steep slopes on northern Vancouver Island.
B.C. Saw Filer’s Preview:
The upcoming B.C. Saw Filer’s Association AGM and trade show remains a solid venue to share knowledge and resources for all those involved in the trade.
West Fraser takes over top lumber producers spot from Canfor
WOOD MARKETS’ annual survey of top Canadian lumber producers highlights the ongoing healthy market conditions coupled with mill expansions—and a change in the country’s top lumber producer, with West Fraser coming out on top, beating out Canfor.
From hobby sawmill to workhorse
The Kanigan Family in B.C. may have started Gold Island Forest Products as a hobby sawmill, but these days the mill has been ramped up considerably—with numerous upgrades—and now specializes in producing high quality custom cut cedar/fir lumber and timber products.
Canada North Resources Expo show coming up in May!
If you’re looking for equipment, machinery, products or technology in the forest and resource sector, the Canada North Resources Expo show—being held May 26-27 at the CN Centre in Prince George, B.C.—is the place to be, and Logging and Sawmilling Journal will there front and centre, as the Official Show Guide.
Included in this edition of The Edge, Canada’s leading publication on research in the forest industry, are stories from the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Alberta Innovates, FPInnovations and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
The Last Word
Canada should focus on EU markets with the new Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) deal, while we wait for Trump’s take on softwood lumber, says Tony Kryzanowski.
Mulchers and mulching heads