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May 2006 - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal



Top 10 BC Interior contractors

Logging & Sawmilling Journal is pleased to once again present the Top 10 BC Interior logging contractors, based on logging volume.

Never has the BC Interior witnessed the unusual logging environment it is seeing now, where the location and volume of log harvesting is largely being dictated by the mountain pine beetle epidemic. There is presently a lot of additional logging work available as Interior sawmills build extra production capacity to cope with higher volumes of beetle-killed wood. Since trees in the severely infested areas, particularly around Quesnel and Williams Lake, have a relatively short shelf life, there is a lot of pressure on loggers to harvest these areas as quickly as possible.

BC Interior loggers have a critical role to play in controlling the mountain pine beetle epidemic from spreading, because, left unchecked, it could spread further east and infest Canada’s entire pine forest.

Logging & Sawmilling Journal would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Central Interior Logging Association, the Interior Logging Association, Brandt Tractor (Prince George), Finning Canada (Prince George) and Terratech Equipment (Prince George) for their assistance in compiling this list.

All contractors on this list were contacted and participation was voluntary. While we have done our best to identify those contractors that meet the volume criteria, it is possible that we may have inadvertently missed someone. If you know of someone who should be on the next list, please contact our office at (604) 990-9970.


Top 10 BC Interior Logging Contractors

1. Clusko Logging Enterprises Ltd

Owner: Arnold Bremner

Head office: Williams Lake

Area of operations: Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George

Softwood/cut-to-length 810,000 cubic metres

2. Duz Cho Logging Ltd

Owner: McLeod Lake Indian Band

Head office: McLeod Lake

Area of operations: Mackenzie

Softwood/cut-to-length 800,000 cubic metres

3. Thunderbolt Enterprises/True North Holdings Ltd

Owner: Alan Hannebauer and Caren Holtby

Head office: Williams Lake

Area of operations: Central Interior – Cariboo/Chilcotin

Softwood/ cut-to-length in short and long logs 600,000 cubic metres

4. Eldorado Enterprises Ltd

Owner: C Lee Todd

Head office: Williams Lake

Area of operations: Cariboo/Chilcotin

Softwood/cut-to-length and tree-length 600,000 cubic metres

5. Warmac Ventures Ltd

Owner: Vern Watt

Head office: Prince George

Area of operations: Prince George

Cable yarded softwood/cut-to-length and tree-length 575,000 cubic metres

6. Gulbranson Logging Ltd

Owner: Mel Gulbranson family

Head office: Vanderhoof

Area of operations: North Central BC

Softwood/cut-to-length and long logs 520,000 cubic metres

7. Balcaen Consolidated Contracting Ltd

Owner: Keith Balcaen

Head office: Vernon

Area of operations: Southern Interior

Softwood/tree-length 450,000 cubic metres

8. Blackwater Construction Co Ltd

Owner: Terry O’Neill

Head office: Prince George

Area of operations: Prince George

Softwood and hardwood/cut-to-length and tree-length 450,000 cubic metres

9. Myatovic Bros Logging

Owner: Jerry Myatovic

Head office: Prince George

Area of operations: Prince George/Mackenzie

Softwood/cut-to-length 400,000 cubic metres

10. Hytest Timber Ltd

Owner: Tim Menning

Head office: Williams Lake

Area of operations: Williams Lake – Horsefly

Softwood/cut-to-length 375,000 cubic metres



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