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June 2004

Leading Logging Contractors

In our ongoing effort to keep Logging & Sawmilling Journal’s readers informed and up-to-date, we are pleased to present our list of the leading logging contractors for Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Readers will notice a number of new names on the list, particularly in Saskatchewan. This reflects the massive investment in new forestry operations in the province over the past two years. A number of contractors are also harvesting both softwood and hardwood.

This again reflects investment growth, with the recent arrival of new oriented strand board plants established near both the eastern and western borders of the province. Manitoba’s logging community has shown remarkable stability over the years, which in itself is a positive trend, as it shows loggers find it worthwhile to invest and commit to the industry. A number of logging companies have created joint ventures with other loggers to take advantage of new contracts as they come up. Most are engaged in cut-to-length logging. The information presented here was derived from direct contact with the contractors themselves. Participation was entirely voluntary.

In preparing this list, Logging & Sawmilling Journal contacted industry associations, equipment dealers, and sawmills to make the list as accurate a possible. That said, should readers have information that they think should be included in the next list, please contact us. We would like to acknowledge the assistance provided to us by: Rod Bowes, Saskatchewan sales representative for Brandt Tractor; Roy Vadeboncoeur, Manitoba sales representative for Brandt Tractor; and Hood Logging sales representative Rick Muskaluk. As there is no existing public list of logging contractors for either Saskatchewan or Manitoba, aside from the previous list published in Logging & Sawmilling Journal, their input and assistance was invaluable.

Saskatchewan Contractors

1. John Lay & Sons Logging Ltd Owners: Randy and Dale Lay Head office: Goodsoil. Area of operations: Meadow Lake Hardwood and softwood, tree length and cut-to-length Volume: 250,000 cubic metres

2. A & A Logging Owners : Art Laliberte and Allan Lafond Head office: Green Lake. Area of operations: Green Lake/Big River Hardwood and softwood, tree length and cut-to-length Volume: 200,000 cubic metres

3. Waterhen Forestry Products Owner: Waterhen Lake Band. Head office: Waterhen Lake. Area of operations: Northwest Saskatchewan Softwood and hardwood, tree length. Volume: 180,000 cubic metres

4. Cyr Contracting Ltd Owners: Edgar, Leon, Ivan and John Cyr. Head office: Prince Albert Area of operations: Northeast of Prince Albert Softwood and hardwood, tree length. Volume: 165,000 cubic metres

5. Del Lake Enterprises Ltd Owners: Jesse and Simone Klassen Head office: Big River. Area of operations: Big River Softwood and hardwood, tree length. Volume: 150,000 cubic metres

6. Quin-Tec Enterprises Ltd Owners: Gaston Quirion, Roger Sarrazin and Gerald Trudel Head office: Prince Albert. Area of operations: Candle Lake area Softwood and hardwood, tree length. Volume: 145,000 cubic metres

7. J & R Contracting Owners: Ross and Chad Dunn. Head office: Big River Softwood and hardwood, tree length. Volume: 130,000 cubic metres

8. Northern Contracting Ltd Owners: John Heleta and Alcide Arcand Head office: Christopher Lake. Area of operations: Weyakwin area Softwood and hardwood, tree length. Volume: 125,000 cubic metres

Saskatchewan Leading Cut-To-Length Contractors

1. Larsen Logging Ltd Owners: Rob and Deb Buckingham. Head office: Big River Area of operations: Prince Albert Forest Management Area Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length. Volume: 130,000 cubic metres

2. Willmar Logging Ltd Owners: Martin Biro Sr. and Willie Pascay. Head office: Hudson Bay Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length Volume: 125,000 cubic metres

3. Big Horn Logging (1999) Ltd Owners: Chris Johnson, Glen and Lisa Geddes. Head office: Hudson Bay Area of operations: north and south of Hudson Bay Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length. Volume: 117,000 cubic metres

4. Willow Logging Owners: Lutz Logging, G & K Trucking, Louis Biro Head office: Mistatim. Area of operations: Mistatim area Hardwood and softwood, cut-to-length. Volume: 115,000 cubic metres

5. Cherick Ventures Owners: Rick and Cheryl Watt Head office: Hudson Bay. Area of operations: Hudson Bay Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length. Volume: 105,000 cubic metres

Manitoba’s Logging Contractors

1. InterMountain Logging Ltd Owner: Darren M. Atkinson Head office: Swan River Area of operations: Various regions of Manitoba Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length and tree length Volume: 200,000 cubic metres

2. Nelson River Logging Owners: Jim and Albert McIvor Head office: Wabowden. Area of operations: Thompson area Softwood, cut-to-length Volume: 140,000 cubic metres

3. Mud Lake Logging Owners: Brian Shlachetka and Nelson River Logging Head office: Wabowden. Area of operations: Wabowden Softwood, cut-to-length Volume: 140,000 cubic metres

4. J & R Logging Owners: Jarvis and Richard Beaulieu Head office: Cranberry Portage Area of operations: North of Cranberry Portage, toward Flin Flon Softwood, tree length and cut-to-length Volume: 140,000 cubic metres

5. Grass River Logging Owner: Gary Mosiondz Head office: Wabowden Area of operations: Nelson River district Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length Volume: 130,000 cubic metres

6. Prairie Mountain Loggers Ltd Owners: Laurie, Billy and Muriel Parker Head office: Mafeking. Area of operations: Mafeking Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length Volume: 96,000 cubic metres

7. John Uhrina Logging Owner: John Uhrina Head office: Thompson. Area of operations: Near Thompson Softwood, cut-to-length Volume: 96,000 cubic metres

8. Riehl Lumber and Logging Owners: Garth, Lonny, Rick and Al Riehl Head office: Durban. Area of operations: Duck Mountain Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length Volume: 90,000 cubic metres

9. H Bresky and Sons Logging Owners: Sharon and Herb Bresky Head office: Swan River. Area of operations: Duck Mountain Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length Volume: 90,000 cubic metres

10. TRISUM Logging Owners: Dienel and Darlene LaLiberte Head office: San Clara. Area of operations: Duck Mountain – southwest Softwood and hardwood, cut-to-length Volume: 70,000 cubic metres

11. P and A Contracting Owners: Paul Bourgeois and Alain Chevrefils Head office: Powerview. Area of operations: Pine Falls Softwood and hardwood, tree length Volume: 60,000 cubic metres

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