Logging and Sawmilling Journal - October 2006

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The city of Prince George’s future may include a $28 million tourism development called Heartwood, and plans call for it to include a showcase for the regional forest industry.

Betting on balsam

An association of woodlot owners in Quebec is betting there is a market for rustic furniture manufactured from balsam fir.

Getting gas from hog fuel

A new energy system producing synthetic gas from hog fuel has recently been installed at a Tolko plywood operation and is expected to deliver annual savings of $1.5 million.

Squandered potential in NB forests?

New Brunswick has tremendous potential in its hardwood forests, but mill operator Claude Arpin says that potential is being squandered.

Efficient and creative sawmillers

Ontario’s Gogama Forest Products seeks efficiency at every turn in its mill operations, and is being very creative in how they handle balsam fir.

Titan of shingles

From modest beginnings, British Columbia’s Titan Ridge has grown to to become the largest shingle mill operation on Vancouver Island.

Successful small wood combo

Tigercat equipment matched up with a Quadco L220 processor head and G N Roy feller buncher head is making for a very effective combination in handling small wood in Quebec.

Guest Column: The devil is in the details

Guest Columnist Bob Lucke says that while calculating equipment costs may not be a top priority for logging contractors, knowing the full details of what your equipment costs are has a direct impact on the bottom line.


The Direct 257 buncher delivers its tilt in all manner of directions—front, back and sides—in a logging operation in the British Columbia Interior.

(Cover photo courtesy of Technologies Direct)


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