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Logging and Sawmilling Journal- March 2004

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Implementing partial cutting systems is presenting regen challenges for Canadian forest managers.

Clean-up Harvesting

A Timberjack 1270D harvester is working well in the Nova Scotia woods for contractor Ronal Graham Pulp.

High recovery/thin kerf

Canfor's Fort St. John operation has invested $16 million in improvements that include a high recovery line featuring thin kerf vertical curve sawmilling.

Forest Expo Builds Value

A bio-energy conference is among the new features included at Forest Expo in Prince George, being held June 3 to 5.

The big lumber producers get bigger

Logging and sawmilling journal's annual list of Top 30 Lumber Producers shows that the largest lumber producers are getting even bigger, in terms of production.

Roll Out the Barrels

BC's Okanagan Barrel Works has found a niche producing aspen and pine barrels for markets as far away as Jamaica.

Prentice ATL loaders support the move to cut-to-length

Slocan's Quesnel operation has made the move to handling cut-to-length wood, and ha support on the log yard side from two Prentice ATL 640 loaders.

Guest Column: working "on" the business

Consultant Debbie Woodward says loggers and sawmillers need to work "on" their business rather "in" their business.

Low overhead/high control contractor

Alberta logging contractor Gordon Lewis is passing his philosophy of being a low overhead/high degree of control operator on to the next generation of loggers.

Handsome payback

The Boucher Bros sawmill has invested $7 million and is now receiving a handsome payback, win an increase in recovery.

Tech Update: Portable Sawmills

Here is a great overview of twenty portable sawmills designed for production or custom cutting. 

Ponsse Ergo harvester/Buffalo forwarder combo pays off

A Ponsse Ergo harvester and Buffalo forwarder combination is paying off for New Brunswick contractor Gilbert Levesque.


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