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Logging and Sawmilling Journal- October 2004

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Spotlight

IWA members have voted to merge with the United Steelworkers of America, but it has been a reluctant merger, with some locals voting strongly against the deal.

Golden Opportunity

L-P has made a successful transition to tap into good markets for laminated veneer lumber, converting its Golden, BC, plywood plant into a LVL plant.

Making use of waney lumber

BC's Synergy Pacific Wood Solutions is making use of waney lumber, taking this low value product and remanning it into high value engineered building materials.

Guest Column: Timber Industry in Russia Shows Promise

Growth in all sector of the timber industry in Russia is being forecast, but the industry there faces some definite challenges.

Gorman invests big time

BC independent sawmiller Gorman Bros Lumber is investing in its mill facilities to the tune of $15 million, with a focus on the moulding and planer end.

It was all there at Demo 2004

You name the equipment, it was there at the Demo 2004 International show in September in Quebec.  Logging & Sawmilling Journal takes an extensive look at what was at the show in terms of new logging equipment.

After the fires

After a summer of fires in 2003, operation got back to normal for BC contractor Lindwest Holdings this year, with the help of two new Volvo 210 carriers equipped with Waratah processing heads.

Making the transition to cut-to-length

Contractor Managh Logging has successfully made the transition to a cut-to-length system, despite having to deal with a drastic rate cut.

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