Forest industry and mining/energy industries share common concerns
Canada’s most important logging show officially enters a new era this June: it has expanded to include the missing oil and gas industries.
Mining exploration hot in BC
The BC government is playing its part in encouraging mining exploration, offering exploration companies a 30 per cent enhanced tax credit for working in beetle kill areas.
Shipping mill equipment andlumberby container
CN’s new intermodal facility in Prince George has created a container and transportation link to overseas markets for a manufacturer of mill equipment, and offers potential for forest products companies.
Woody head handles the wood well
While BC’s Anything for a Buck Contracting works to keep its older logging equipment in good shape, it also keeps an eye out for new technologies and recently added a Woody 60 harvester head to its equipment line-up.
Banking on biomass
Freres Lumber has made a big investment in bioenergy, installing a $20 million co-generation plant and banking on biomass to deliver its energy needsand hooking the system up to the grid.
They're in the Chips
Guthrie Enterprises of New Brunswick has established a solid market niche for its mobile chipping operation, and the company sees a good future ahead supplying chips for pulp mills and biofuel production.