Logging and Sawmilling Journal October/November 2010October/November 2010

On the Cover:

Perhaps reinforcing evidence that the forest industry is now on the rebound, one of Canada's largest logging contractors--Alberta's Pineridge Logging--has recently completed a major equipment purchase. The company, which has several logging operations throughout north central Alberta, has just purchased 12 new pieces of equipment after going nearly three years without purchasing a single piece of iron. Four of those new pieces of equipment are John Deere's new 953K feller bunchers, and the company has two more on order from Deere dealer, Brandt Tractor. (Cover photo by Tony Kryzanowski)

Spotlight

Recent announcements about sawmill capital investments illustrate that the Canadian forest industry is working hard, and smart, to get into recovery mode--and meet the need for lumber in fast-growing markets, such as China.

New B.C. coast logging player

Tranquil Timber Ltd. may be fairly new to coastal logging, but its partners have many years of solid experience behind them--and plenty of good logging iron to back them up.

Logging into a new market

Alberta's Buchanan Lumber has moved into utilizing residual wood in a big way, producing firelogs made from wood shavings, and selling the logs everywhere from Quebec to Texas.

Major investment in new iron

Alberta's Pineridge Logging has invested in the future of the forest industry--to the point of buying 12 new pieces of logging equipment, including six of the new John Deere 953K feller bunchers.

Combining cutting and cattle

The Leussink family in Alberta are doing selective harvesting on their woodlot, and keeping their sawmill plenty busy just through word-of-mouth--and to top it off, managing 80 head of cattle.

Tech Update -- Feller Bunchers

Logging and Sawmilling Journal has the latest equipment information on feller bunchers in this issue's Tech Update.

Supplier Newsline

The Last Word

Jim Stirling says it's time to be practical--not politically correct --about carbon retention issues for the forest industry