A recent work
stoppage by log haulers in BC’s central Interior has spurred action from
companies and contractors to increase hauling rates, a move that may
have an impact on log haulers in other regions
Saved from the scrap heap
Grande Cache, Alberta sawmill—slated to go under the wrecking ball—has
been saved by C & C Wood Products, which has plans to convert it to a
paneling and shelving products mill.
Bowater goes big with
Bowater has invested $96 million in northwestern Ontario, building a
brand new sawmill in Thunder Bay and upgrading a mill in Ignace.
Recycling log strand
A BC program to
recycle log bundling stand has met with success, so much so that it
may end up being included as part of the certification process for
Praise for performance of LogMax 12000 head
The new LogMax
12000 head is receiving praise for its performance in processing
second growth wood on the BC Coast for D & D Logging.
Forestry FAQs: Nova Scotia
provides all the facts and figures for a province that is a major
player in East Coast forestry—Nova Scotia.
Taking on the
Rodney Dangerfield of timber
Ontario mill Precut Hardwood is taking on
production of the Rodney Dangerfield of timber—birch, a tree that gets
little respect among sawmillers
Delivering the right timber
to the right mill
A new software program that is currently being
put through the paces at J D Irving can help forest companies to best
allocate timber to different mills and markets.
Being resourceful on the
It is struggling
to get access to sufficient timber resources, but Group Mills is
certainly being resourceful in meeting evolving needs for quality wood
products with its mill and harvesting operations.
Developing high-strain band
Although it is now
considered an industry standard, the development of high-strain band
sawmilling is an interesting story in itself, with a significant
breakthrough discovered by accident.
Exploring new markets, including on the Internet
Faced with the US countervail on their
high-value cedar production, Rouck Bros Sawmill is exploring new
markets and selling on the Internet.
good equipment match-up
carrier/processor combination of a Kobelco SK 210 LC with a Waratah 622B
head is proving to be a good match for the quantity and quality
challenges faced by contractor Rob Musselman.