July/August 2007

Interfor’s Adams Lake sawmill is getting ready for
the future—a future which includes a new $100
million sawmill—with a wood-fired energy system
that is already delivering savings.

BC loggers in the Terrace area say the provincial government should look at ways to help the region’s evolving forest industry and address the specific operating realities of the region, rather than take a cookie cutter approach.

Adams Lake gets $38
million in improvements
With $ 8 million in improvements—including a new wood waste-powered energy system—Interfor’s Adams Lake operation is well positioned for the future, and a new $100 million sawmill.

Reducing input costs at the mill
Alberta’s Sundance Forest Industries has recently invested $11 million to reduce its input costs and—in a province with a labour crunch—to further automate its operation.

New Komatsu machines for Cougar Inlet
BC’s Cougar Inlet Logging recently took delivery of three new Komatsu machines—two new log loaders and a roadbuilder—and the equipment is living up to the high reputations established by its Komatsu predecessors.

Going to Japan with rustic wood
Century Wood Products works entirely with reclaimed wood, turning out flooring and other rustic looking wood products, and has developed a strong market for its product in Japan.

Urban wood
Ontario’s Urban Tree Salvage is using urban wood from around the Toronto area to slice itself a piece of an increasingly environmentally conscious wood products market.

Conference to feature promising opportunities for residual wood
The upcoming Residual Wood Conference—being held October 24 to 26 in Vancouver—will look at the
very promising opportunities that are emerging for residual wood, especially in the biofuel area.


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