BC’s Pinnacle Pellet has recently
expanded operations and is handling a
lot of shavings from mountain pine
beetle-stricken timber as feedstock.
Hauling the bottom line up
Michael Mallock’s lightweight log
haul truck and trailer design is helping
to improve his bottom line through
improved fuel efficiencies and bigger
Logging opportunities in the
Increased exploration activity in the
Alberta oil patch has presented RKM
Contracting with the opportunity to both
diversify and put emphasis on salvage
Joist joint venture
A partnership between Abitibi-
Consolidated and Louisiana-Pacific has
started operations at its second I-joist
plant in Quebec.
Stepping up production with
BC logging contractor Dave Gross has
recently stepped up production with
some new equipment, including a TK
752 buncher equipped with a Loewen
high rotation wrist.
Local sawmill solution
Faced with a need for some customized
sawmill equipment, two Quebec
sawmills turned to a company in their
own region, Tronco Machineries, for the
Broadening mill production
Ontario’s already diversified Cherry
Forest Products is broadening out even
further, moving into the production and
marketing of hardwood veneers.
Changes for Forest Resource
A change in name and a subtle shift in
focus are in store at this year’s top
forestry show, being held June 1 to 3
in Prince George, BC.
Focusing on the oil patch—
Unlike RKM Contracting (above), Gideon
Contractors works exclusively in the
Alberta oil patch, and with a variety of
Time to move beyond the
United States and embrace
trade with the world
Faced with the fact that the Americans
are refusing to honour their NAFTA
responsibilities, it’s time for the
Canadian forest industry to move on
and embrace trade with the rest of the
world, say consultants Adam Leamy
and Jamie Lamb.
Ontario’s WTWL Contracting is taking a diverse approach to developing its business—and is careful about taking on debt for equipment purchases, opting for used harvesting equipment.
Kelly Mclean (pictured on the cover) and brother Reg have been in the logging business for a long time, but their company, RKM Contracting is doing much more salvage logging in the Alberta oilpatch due to increased exploration activity by oil and gas companies. Read all about RKM’s operations beginning on Contractor Profile page.
(Cover photo by Tony Kryzanowski)