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Logging and Sawmilling Journal- March 05

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The long, drawn-out story of New Skeena Forest Products has come to a close, and the focus has now switched to what comes next for the forest industry in northwestern BC.

Independent mill moves ahead

 Independent sawmiller Seel Forest Products, with its modern and efficient mill operation, is forging ahead despite some difficulties in securing timber.

A new $30 million mill for Pacific Lumber

Pacific Lumber Company has started up a new $30 million sawmill operation, the first mill to be built in California in 10 years.

Strong iron support

Contractor Jerry Horovatin is making some changes in his logging operation, and the changes are being supported by some very capable iron in the form of a Deere 2054/Waratah HTH 622 combo.

Hunting for lumber recovery at Elk Lake

 Ontario�s Elk Lake operation combines a very strong approach to achieving lumber recovery improvements with implementing cost control measures.

Forestry FAQs: Quebec

In both languages, Quebec continues to be a powerhouse in Canadian forestry. Logging & Sawmilling Journal provides all the facts and figures for one of Canada�s main forest industry provinces.

The Top 30 Lumber Producers�More Consolidation

Canada�s largest softwood lumber producers are consolidating further, clearly dominating Logging & Sawmill Journal�s authoritative list of the Top 30 Lumber Producers.

Standardizing mill data methods can achieve results

Standardizing data exchange methods in the sawmill can make real-time production status available to mill decision-makers.

Leaving a positive impression

BC contractor Tom Neufeld is impressed with the delivered track and swing power of the purpose-built Madill 1800 harvester.

South America opportunities

A recent trip to South America has left a BC equipment supplier with the conclusion that the Chilean forest industry offers potential to Canadian suppliers.

New features at Northern Alberta Forestry Show

Some high profile speakers will be injecting new excitement into the upcoming Northern Alberta Forestry Show, being held May 5 to 7 in Grande Prairie.

Guest column: Guest columnist Sue Moran says that drug awareness is every worker�s responsibility�and increasingly a company�s responsibility, with recent changes to workplace legislation.
Komatsu EX 475 part of the next trend

A Komatsu EX 475 feller buncher working in Saskatchewan is an example of the next trend in forestry harvesting equipment.

Building a business from knockdown lumber

A small sawmilling operation is making a go of it salvaging Douglas fir from building demolitions and cutting it into flooring.


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