September 2009

Spotlight

It's welcome news that biofibre company TTS Inc has plans for a fibre mat plant--using waste wood fibre as a feedstock--in Drayton Valley, Alberta, as the town works to move on from the closure of an OSB plant.

From beetle wood to particleboard

Northern Engineered Wood Products has changed gears in terms of its wood fibre diet, and is now utilizing mountain pine beetle wood--which is ground in the bush--at its particleboard manufacturing plant in B.C.

Contractor of the Year

Ward Weare Logging Contracting--the Canadian Woodlands Forum Atlantic Contractor of the Year--may have a simple business philosophy, but the outfit does an expert job of taking care of the details.

Building the bottom line--with bark

An Alberta sawmiller's venture into producing--and applying--landscape materials from residual wood is paying off, and making a solid contribution to the bottom line.

Tech Update:
Pellet making equipment

Read all about the latest equipment and technology in pellet making equipment in this issue's Tech Update feature.

The Last Word

The days of the forest industry being gouged--with high municipal taxes--
are gone, says Jim Stirling.

Prince George Show

Where's the Logger?

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