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Logging and Sawmilling Journal- April 2002



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Ray Shultz, BC's Beetle boss, reviews the progress of the effort to tackle a huge mountain pine beetle epidemic in the BC Interior.

Knowledge Link

The Northern Partnership has become a knowledge link for natural resource management information in northern BC.

On the Line

BC Contractor Frost Lake Logging is on the front lines of harvesting in the mountain pine beetle epidemic

Troops to Timber

Industry consultant John Manz calls on more than three decades of experience - and a military background- in his message on how to stay competitive in the forest industry.


Through subsidiary Spruce Capital Homes, BC's The Pas Lumber is helping to further pioneer wood frame house construction in China.

Big Time Added Value

The Spence brothers' mill operation in New Brunswick may be small, but it delivers big time added value.

The Rustad Way

Canfor's Rustad Operations in Prince George have managed to achieve recent increases in lumber recovery by relying on its people, rather than capital resources.

High Growth Operators

Ontario logging contractors Wyatt Pawluk and Darren Dumonski have made numerous equipment upgrades on their way to quickly growing their operation.

Joint Venture

A new mill joint venture sawmill involving the Cheslatta Carrier Nation is seeing jobs and benefits staying within the local community.

Pursuing Profit

Interested in seeing timber turned into profit - rather than sawdust - Ontario sawmill operator Dennis Schruder opted for a Heartwood band saw system and has since seen a healthy return on his investment.

Making the Grade

A BC industry association has started a new series of programs designed to sharpen the skills of lumber graders and, in turn, add to a mill's bottom line.

Delivering the Goods

The new small log line at Canfor's Chetwynd operation is delivering improved lumber recovery, as promised.


Products at Portland

A review of some of the new products at the Wood Technology Clinic and Show in Portland, Oregon.


A new joint venture operation in west central BC delivers benefits to the Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Carrier Forest Products.



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