Integrated land management, with the
forest industry forging new links with the
energy industry in Alberta, is resulting in
fibre being saved and further protection
of the land base.
The Top 30 Lumber Producers: The big continue to get Bigger
The new ranking of Canada’s Top 30
softwood producers shows that while
companies may have fewer sawmills,
those sawmills are producing more
lumber than ever.
Pushing the Sawmill Envelope
Tolko’s High Level, Alberta sawmill is
extending the envelope on recovery,
efficiency and added value with a $43
Horse Logging Pays Dividends
Tolko Industries is finding there are
environmental and incremental fibre
growth dividends in using horse loggers
in niche situations.
New Grinder for Gillespie Operation
With new markets for biomass now
open in neighbouring Maine, New
Brunswick’s W & R Gillespie has invested
in new equipment, adding a Morbark
3600 hog grinder.
Logging contractor Pierre Friolet has a
committed team working for him, including
a relatively new Direct 307 feller
buncher on the equipment side.
Doing a Mill Upgrade and Keeping the Operation Running
The $15 million upgrade at Tembec’s
Elko sawmill in BC was a logistical challenge
in that the mill was kept running,
with most of the upgrade work done on
The Final Value-Added Product
The Victoriaville Group draws on a wide
array of sawmills and does its own
custom drying and cutting for the wood
it uses to manufacture a broad range of
caskets in Quebec and Ontario.
Maxing Out Fibre Recovery
Alberta’s LaCrete Sawmills is investing
$13 million on a new Comact curve
sawing line, part of a long-term program
aimed at maximizing fibre recovery.
Putting Pressure on Government
Labour and management need to work
together, and put pressure on government,
to address the forest industry’s
problems, says Luc Rossignol.