November 1997 Table of Contents
Forest Renewal Spending Gathers Steam in BC
Although slow off the mark, with $500 million a year to spend on revitalizing forestry,
Forest Renewal BC is beginning to have an impact.
A Perfect Fit
Well positioned under new owners Columbia Forest Products, Levesque Plywood accelerates
expansion and broadens its value-added product lines.
A Roadside Showcase
In northwest BC, contractor Dave Zielke averages 27 loads a day with a mixed fleet that
includes some interesting new iron from Hitachi, Madill, Cat, Pierce, and
"Selective Weeding" used in Beetle Salvage
Small Timber Challenges Revamped BC stud mill
Processing 100-year-old pine ranging down to seven-cm diameters, Quesnel Specialty Mill
has had to refine the delicate art of small wood processing and recovery.
Tech Update:Trailers and Truck-Mounted Log Loaders
Unique Ontario Thinning Show
Near Thunder Bay, Avenor has mounted what may be the largest thinning operation in
non-spaced stands ever tried in Canada.
Farm Tractor Frame Used in Small Rocan Harvester
Back from the Brink
Building on its success over the past five years, once-troubled Excel Forest Products
plans a further $7-million expansion
First Self-Levelling Prentice 620FB Delivered to BC
The first Prentice 620F buncher in Canada, equipped with a Keto harvesting/processing
head, proves out quickly for BC logger Gene Moses.
Joint Venture Targets First Nations Jobs
Custom-Built Mounder fills need at Canfor
Seeking to improve seedling planting sites, Canfor's Hines Creek division got involved in
designing the Dual Path Mounder. Initial results have been encouraging.
BC firm targets sawmill worker health, well-being
West Fraser Mills has its own full-time, in-house doctor, a first in BC's lumber and pulp
Investors Turn the Screws on Stuggling Forest