Logging and Sawmilling Journal - July August 2006

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The Canadian sawmilling industry is going to need to innovate big-time if it is going stay globally competitive and the Centre de recherche industrielle du Quebéc is doing its part.

In the Woods Show a Must See

The Pacific Logging Congress’ Live in the Woods show, being held in Clatskanie, Oregon September 20 to 23, is a must see, with all the major logging equipment manufacturers represented. Logging & Sawmilling Journal previews who will be there and what will be going on at the show.

New small log line for Millar Western

Millar Western’s Whitecourt, Alberta sawmill is expanding its production options, with the recent installation of a new Comact DDM6 single pass, small log line.

Logging life begins at 50

Though he had been in the bush all of his working life, Quebec’s Jean-Guy Robichaud really wanted to run his own harvesting operation, and he’s achieved that—at the age of 50.

More of the same, please

The Hyundai 210 High Walker/Ponsse H73 dangle head harvesting combination has worked out so well for logger Larry Martin, he’s gone out and got another.

Climate change is here—right now

Guest columnist Avrim Lazar of the Forest Products Association of Canada says that climate change is no longer an abstract future prophecy for the forest industry—it’s now a reality.


Groupe Savoie goes bigger

Groupe Savoie is expanding its value-added operation in New Brunswick, with the addition of a new self centring planer, and installation of a second rip, chop and sort line.

Waratah introduces new measuring system

Waratah introduced its new TimberRite measuring system—which is expected to result in improved log production and quality—on its home turf at a recent forestry show in New Zealand.



Caterpillar 350 LL butt ‘n top loaders handle log loading in the yard at Millar Western’s Boyle operation. Logging & Sawmilling Journal takes a look at an expansion at Boyle’s sister sawmill in Whitecourt, Alberta, where the company has installed a new single pass, small log line.


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