July/August 2009

Spotlight

New lumber player Conifex recently decided to re-start its Fort St. James, B.C. sawmill, a move that required some extensive prep work since the mill had been shut down for 16 months.

Capable support from Cat

R. Bruce Erickson Construction has taken on some challenging harvesting jobs with the very capable support of their Cat equipment, including the first Cat 551 feller buncher sold in Western Canada.

Bright biomass future

Nova Scotia's Robin Barrett sees a bright future for biomass, and has invested in that future with a Bruks chipper/Ponsse forwarder team for his in the woods chipping operation.

Foundation for growth

Contractor Randy Mattson is using a newly purchased Hitachi ZX2 10F-3 Forester as the foundation for expanding his operations in the forest industry.

Succeeding in sawmilling

Alberta's Camps Lumber is succeeding in sawmilling thanks to staying in close touch with their current customers--many of those customers being in the still busy oilpatch--and keeping an eye out for new opportunities.

Tech Update

Get the lowdown on new features and technology with Logging and Sawmilling Journal's Tech Update on wheel loaders.

Supplier Newsline

The Last Word

Tony Kryzanowski on how Canada can help China with its energy challenges--with Canadian biomass.