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Logging and Sawmilling Journal - April 05

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With sawmills across Canada facing a serious skills shortage in the saw trades, the British Columbia Institute of Technology is working with the forest industry to help develop its workforce.

Turning weeds into dollars

A unique Oregon operation is converting weed species juniper into valuable products and providing training for workers with disabilities.

Beefing up the buncher

C & C Isley Logging is working with a beefed-up buncher�a John Deere 759G�that is giving them access in ground that had been previously inaccessible.

Benefits of one brand

A log sort on the BC coast finds there are benefits in having one brand of mobile equipment, in this case Volvo.

Accessing Alberta Aspen

Ridgeview Mills operates a successful aspen lumber sawmill operation in northern Alberta, and the mill has its own logging show to boot.

Community forest tips

Interest in community forests is quickening in BC, but there are pointers to be had from the province�s largest community forest, the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation.

A Strategic Alliance

Aspen Valley Lumber has struck a strategic alliance that provides it with lumber to produce cut stock for the fruit and vegetable markets of  California.

New and Noted at the Oregon Logging Congress

The OLC lived up to its reputation as being one of the best logging equipment shows going. Logging and Sawmilling Journal takes a look at some of the equipment unveiled at the show.

Tapping into the market

Precision Lumber Products taps into the huge market for pallet and container stock in the United States.

Forestry FAQs: Alberta

The province of Alberta is a big lumber producer�and also has more than its share of OSB mills. Logging and Sawmilling Journal provides all the facts and figures for a province that is known more for its oil and gas, but is also a major forest industry player.

Sawmill veteran

The sawmill operation at BC�s McDonald Ranch and Lumber has weathered some tough times, but has been ably overseen by industry veteran Doug McDonald, who is a young 84 years old.

Madill/morgan combo provides strong foundation

A Madill/Morgan combo�including the new Madill 2250B feller buncher�provides a strong foundation for Alberta logger Isaac Fehr.



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