July-August 1996 issue
Target: Yard Fibre Loss
At Merritt, British Columbia, Weyerhaeuser experiments with different log handling systems
to reduce the fibre loss through stem breakage - and to add to mill recovery.
Demo '96 Show Preview
Demo '96 organizers predict record attendance for what they say will be the most
interesting and varied conference and exhibition in the show's 30-year history
A forest industry conference with an international scope kicks off Demo '96, running
September 10 and 11.
New Plant in the Sault St Marie, Ontario
GP Flakeboard launches a new MDF plant in Sault Ste. Marie, creating 87 jobs with a
primary fibre diet of sawdust - not so long ago shipped to the landfill.
Timely, perfect yarder
Born in Bill Varner's machine shop in Enderby, Skylead Logging Equipment has seen small
cable yarder sales explode in Interior BC.
Radio-controlled carriage ideal in selective corridor
Using a radio-controlled, slack pulling carriage in cable yarding provides greater
versatility than a simple butt rigging configuration.
Swedish Harvesting Heads: Hultdins 850 & 560
After early market forays, Hultdins discovered it had to build a harvesting head that
could take rugged treatment - or forget about sales in North America.
A Dimension Gem
Sunpine Forest Products doubles lumber production - and improves recovery by a striking 20
percent - with a $21 million all-Canadian high-tech upgrade.
New Hermary Opto LPS 2016 Scans up to 256 Log Points
Electrical engineers have developed a new type of true-shape laser profile scanning that
reduces computer guesswork.
Tech Update: Forwarders
Timberjack, Sisu Valmet, Rocan, Tran-Gesco, Timbco, Bell Equipment, Ardco, Hakmet,
Franklin, Ponsse, Fabtek, Forotek Manufacturing
Forest Service Sector reports booming sales in Alberta
Alberta forestry suppliers, many once servicing strictly the oil/gas industry, now ring up
some $320 million a year in sales - and employ 2,600 people.
Rising from the ashes (not available at this time)
Just one year after a devastating fire, Kispiox Forest Products - primarily employing
First Nations workers - turns the key on a new mill at South Hazelton, British Columbia.
New Brunswick moves on Woodlot Regulation
The government of New Brunswick restricts the size of woodlot clearcuts and imposes more
rigid road setbacks - with hefty fines for non-compliance.
GB harvester sprockets, Madill 4800 loader, Hitachi parts centre, Newnes, McGehee, Blount,
Morbark 950 Grinder, bush-proof computer.
Forestry needs its own media stars - not availablle at this time
The media love Jack Munro's deliberately unpolished, in-your-face style. And he's too
smart to be eaten alive by sneaky talk show hosts.