September 1996 Table of Contents
BC Job Goal Meets Skepticism
The BC government says it will create 42,000 new forestry jobs in the next 10 years. The
question that won't wriggle away is how?
Thriving Without Quota
Milestone Wood Products, an integrated reman operation dependent on small-business sales
and private wood, may well be the way of the future for the industry in western Canada.
Homegrown New Brunswick Processor
Developed by a retired Mirimichi logger, the Inchworm processor is simple, rugged,
portable, adaptable to a variety of carriers and very cheap.
Cariboo Tradition Continues
Quesnel breathes a sigh of relief as Weldwood commits $115 million to replace an aging
sawmill and upgrade its plywood plant in the Cariboo community.
Big Players Eye I-Joists:
Calgary-based Nascor Inc. reports intense interest in its licensed, turnkey I-Joist
manufacturing plants. One reason: no quota access to the US market.
Huge Growth Predicted In I-Joist Construction Use
Green Light for Hydro Seeding
Forest Practices Code revegetation requirements have prompted a business boom for
hydro-seeding firms like BPL Industries of Salmon Arm.
Logger-Built Grapples Find A Market Niche
Many loggers have ideas on how to improve their equipment. Alex Brigden went a step
further his Treetow grapples are now in use throughout Canada and the US.
The Recovery Curve
A HewSaw R200 curve saw small log line anchors Repap's upgrade at its Smithers lumber
Small Log Specialists
Encompassing both harvesting and processing, Ardew Wood Products has built an enviable
expertise in small lodgepole pine averaging 11 stems to produce one cubic metre of
Tech Update: Small Log Mills
McGehee Equipment Company, Sawquip International, Canadian Mill Systems, TS Manufacturing,
Optimil, USNR, Denis Comact, Newnes Machine Ltd., Maxi Mill.
"Green" Hoe Attracts Contracts
For Mattson Contracting, switching to a biodegradable hydraulic oil has helped win jobs
near environmentally sensitive sites.
Fine tuning at Squamish
Purchased from Weldwood last year, Interfor's newly optimized large log mill at Squamish
will see more wood come its way as the company restructures on the Coast.
Coast Whitewood Mills Look To Asian Markets
World Firefighters to meet in British Columbia in 1997
A major conference in Vancouver and Abbotsford early next year will focus on wildland fire
management and the use of fire as a sustainable development tool.
In Ontario, IWA blazing
The IWA-Canada involved in grocery supermarkets? Courier services? In coming years,
organizing demarcations of the past may be blurred beyond recognition.