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Howard AntonNew field service rep for LeTourneau

Howard Anton, Regional Manager of LeTourneau Technologies Canada Ltd. - Forestry Products, is pleased to announce that Ben Miller has joined LeTourneau as the company's new Field Services Rep.

Miller comes to LeTourneau with extensive experience in a variety of disciplines and holds a Red Seal Inter-Provincial Heavy Duty Technician ticket. He will be located in Prince George and is available at 250-649-0679 or [email protected]

Tremzac announces new dealer for B.C. and Alberta

Northland Chipper Sales Ltd. has been appointed the dealer for Tremzac in B.C. and Alberta.

Tremzac is located in Quebec and builds wood shaving machines and the Oxtrac multi-task vehicle. The Tremzac wood shaving machine is designed to make fine, medium or coarse shavings from logs up to 40" in diameter. Shavings are a preferred feedstock for the manufacture of fuel pellets, briquettes and pucks or may be used directly as fuel when densification is not required. Shavings are also used in agriculture for animal bedding and composting.

There are PTO models so that farmers and feedlots can use their existing
equipment to power the wood shavings machine. They can also be diesel or electric powered, mobile or stationary.

Northland Chipper Sales Ltd. has been supplying chippers and grinders for over 20 years. The company believes that the wood shaving machine is a perfect fit, filling a gap in their green heat toolbox.

The Tremzac Oxtrac is a multi-task tracked vehicle designed to work with a light footprint. The Oxtrac has a skidding capacity of 15,000 lbs. Designed to go into the forest with the agility of an ox, the Oxtrac is at home fighting forest fires or selective logging.

SennebogenSennebogen expands Canadian dealer network

Sennebogen America recently announced that Hydromec has been appointed as the newest addition to the company's growing distributor network.

Hydromec will represent the Sennebogen green line in Northern Quebec from its two locations in Dolbeau-Mistassini and Chicoutimi.

Hydromec is a family-owned company specializing in service and repair, primarily for hydraulic and mechanical components that go into forestry machines.

"We were looking at developing new business with the goal of getting another product line," says Jean Trottier, president of Hydromec.

Hydromec became a Ponsse dealer a few years ago and Trottier says they started looking for a complementary product line in order to develop the company's distribution across the territories it covers in Quebec.

Trottier says Hydromec will start offering the Sennebogen product line to its customers involved in forestry operations as well as those in sawmills and logging operations.

Sennebogen LLC offers a complete range of purpose-built machines to suit virtually any material handling application.



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August/September 2010

On the Cover:

Though there are very mixed signals in the lumber market, the industry is slowly on the upswing. B.C.'s Western Forest Products recently reported net income for the second quarter of 2010 of $9.5 million, and the company re-opened its Ladysmith sawmill on Vancouver Island--which has been shut for two years--in September. (Photo of Port Alberni, B.C. operation of Western Forest Products by Paul MacDonald)


Cross laminated timber (CLT), a wood building system pioneered in Europe, has the potential to boost wood use in Canada and across North America.

A sweet spot machine

Waratah's new 623 C processing head has proven to be a "sweet-spot machine" for contractor James Godsoe, offering the versatility he needs for harvesting a varied wood profile in the B.C. Interior.

Weathering the downturn--with wood pellets

Following the closure of a nearby paper mill that was taking most of its wood chips, the family that owns Newfoundland's Cottles Island Lumber Co. took a deep breath, and made the choice to weather the downturn--and invest in a new wood pellet plant.

Resourceful B.C. contractor

For Henderson Contracting, making its operations more efficient includes doing its own machining and fabricating, a capability that has paid off for them and their customers.

Building a future on the past

Nova Scotia's Delaney and Son Pulpwood has plenty of forestry heritage and knowledge, and they are using that know-how to plan for the future--a future that is likely to include biomass harvesting.

Tech Update

Logging and Sawmilling Journal has the latest equipment information on brush cutters and mulching equipment in this issue's Tech Update.

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The Last Word

Tony Kryzanowski on the recently signed Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, which will see traditional adversaries from the forest industry and the environmental movement work together to preserve the integrity of ecosystems in the boreal forest.