April 1997 Table of Contents Canada's Leading Forestry Publication
Export Strategy for Quebec
Constraints on shipments on the US has give the 120-member Quebec Lumber Manufacturers
Association an imperative to develop new markets offshore.
A devastating fire in December put family-owned Northlands Forest Products back on its
heels. But not for long.
System Sees Mill Trade Lumber for Loader
Relatively new in Canada, the Finnish-made Kara circular mill - available in mobile or
stationary models - offers an alternative to portable bandsaws.
At Grande Prairie, Canfor targets improved sorts, more accurate log lengths, better wood
flow to the mill and reduced costs by processing at a satellite yard instead of in the
in the Pacific Rim
"Five years ahead" of Alberta competitors in developing Asian markets, Sundance
Forest Industries expands with a new $10 million reman plant.
Workers enjoy improved air quality
Originally designed for Norbord, Metal Marquis found it had a winner with its DS3500
delimber slasher. A small-wood version, the DS1000, is now in prototype testing.
Update: Filing Room Automation
engine, axle in updated 911C
Sisu Valmet revamps its single-grip harvester to address North American loggers' needs -
including local parts supply.
Training Program has Applicants - But No Money
Industry faces grim picture
In its yearly review, industry analyst Price Waterhouse reports a 1996 profit for lumber
producers - but the industry as a whole lost money and faces more of the same.
Watch: BC's Code A Competitive Boon for Other Provinces
Opinion piece by John Clarke