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February 07

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After his small sawmill operation in BC was hit by a fire, Peter Pelton chose to rebuild — supported by a valued and loyal customer—and today has a revitalized mill operation.

Getting optimal breakdown — with x-rays

A look at a sawmill operation in Finland clearly shows that making better cutting decisions and achieving optimum breakdown decisions—in this case with x-ray equipment—is just as vital there as it is in Canadian sawmills.

Centralia’s new stud mill

Centralia Sawmill Company is ramping up a new $42 million state-of-the-art stud mill, confident that it is sufficiently cost effective to weather current low lumber prices.

Making the move to processing at the stump

The skills of Quebec cut-to-length contractors are becoming increasingly valued in parts of Northern Ontario, with forest companies making the transition to processing at the stump.

New small log line for Soda Creek

A new small log line at Tolko Soda Creek is helping the mill handle the large volume of bug-killed wood in the BC Interior.


Even though a Bowater/Abitibi- Consolidated deal is now in the works, overall it looks like the forest industry will see reduced upheaval in the future, at least for the short term, says columnist Keta Kosman, editor of Madison’s Canadian Lumber Directory.

Thinking outside the box in logging

BC logging contractor Eldorado Enterprises has grown significantly in the last five years, primarily by broadening the company’s horizons and seeing what’s outside the box, business-wise.

The Last Word:

Just Say 'No' Columnist Tony Kryzanowski says that Canada should just say 'No' to a residential building systems technology exchange with Russia.


With low lumber prices, it may not be the best time to be starting up a new sawmill, but Centralia Sawmill Company is bucking the odds and ramping up a new $42 million state-of-the-art stud mill, with production projected to be 180 million board feet.

(Photo by Jeff Mullins)


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