April 2009

Spotlight

Ontario's forest industry is predicting dire consequences--including the possibale removal of millions of hectares of commercial forestlands--from poor implementation of the province's Endangered Species Act.

West Fraser now the top dog

West Fraser has taken over the top position from Canfor in Logging & Sawmilling Journal's annual listing of the top lumber producers in Canada.

Deere delivers dependability

Alberta's Wilderness Logging takes pride in having solid, dependable
equipment--including John Deere's new 2454D log loader--and delivering quality service.

Northern Alberta Forestry & Construction Show

Official Show Guide with Exhibitor listings and schedule for Alberta's forestry and construction show, being held in Grande Prairie on May 8.

Top Alberta Contractors, Mills

Logging & Sawmill Journal's authoritative listing of the top logging contractors, sawmills and panelboard operations in Alberta. 

Mobile sawmill on the road

Alberta-based DAVCO recently took its mobile twin-cut circular sawmill on the road, and the high-production unit is generating a lot of interest--not only in Canada, but in Russia, too.

Gutsy call by Alberta sawmillers

Alberta sawmillers Boucher Bros. Lumber made a gutsy call in investing in a glulam and building package line--a move that will help the company diversify its operations and open the door to some new markets.

Volvo buncher generating buzz

Volvo's new FB2800C feller buncher is generating some very positive buzz as it demo's its way through B.C.'s southern Interior.

The Last Word

With the departure of Ian de la Roche, there are some big shoes to fill at
forest industry research organization FPInnovations, says Tony Kryzanowski.

Supplier Newsline

Tech Update: Portable Grinders