November 2007

A Madill T2250B leveling buncher at work for Mike Closs Logging in BC’s southern Interior. The Closs logging operation is working almost entirely in mountain pine beetle-infected lodgepole pine.

Are jackpine forests in Alberta—and going east—likely to be the next course on the mountain

New line setting records for Interfor Pacific
The installation of a new Optimil line at Interfor Pacific’s Port Angeles sawmill is keeping the rest of the mill busy keeping up, with old production records falling by the wayside.

Working through tough times with good iron
New Brunswick’s Second Generation Contracting is doing its best to work through tough industry conditions, with the support of good operators and good iron.

New LVL plant planned for northwestern Ontario
More than $100 million could be invested in a new birch LVL plant—and co-gen power plant—in northwestern Ontario over the next two years.

Edgers improve mill flow for Tolko Creekside
Tolko’s Creekside sawmill in Williams Lake, BC has done a retrofit on the operation’s two edgers, improving the flow of boards within the sawmill.

Advancing the harvester
Rocan has rolled out the new Enviro Advanced harvester, a machine which offers numerous improvements.

Producing homes ready to go
BC lumber producer Winton Global is also producing ready-to-assemble house packages using primarily its own lumber—and has recently ramped up that operation.

Residual Log Conference
Logging & Sawmilling Journal’s Residual Wood Conference—held in October in Vancouver—was a tremendous success, selling out for both attendees and exhibitors.


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