May 1997 Table of Contents
Logging Costs Skyrocketing in BC
An Independent study reports a staggering 75 percent hike in logging costs in BC - in just
five years - mostly due to the Forest Practices code. Will the Government Act.
Large Hardwood Stands A Challenge For Contractor
A Timbco/Hultdins combination works out well in large hardwood stands for Ontario
contractor Florian Casavant.
BC Firm Leads Way In Seedling Genetics
Anticipating a soaring world demand for seedlings - 25 billion by 2025 - a Vancouver firm
is working hard to perfect a better product.
In a few short years, Douglas Manufactured Homes has carved out a niche as Canada's
leading exporter of panelized wood frame buildings to Japan. Here's how.
Mill Waste Headed For Backyard BBQs
A Calgary company is finalizing plans for a $10-million charcoal briquette plant in BC -
utilizing wood waste that once went into smoke-belching beehive burners.
Shake/Shingle Sector Facing Tough Times
Although market demand remains strong, BC shake and shingle producers face a serious raw
material crunch that is pushing prices through the roof.
Two early users of the new Pierce HSD 3345 say they finally have what they want - a
beefed-up, powerful stroke delimber designed for BIG timber.
Ingenuity Pays Off for Manitoba Logger
Starting out as a welding shop special, the Roto-Lim has evolved as an economic delimbing
alternative for contractors.
Tech Update: Finger Jointing Equipment
New engine, axle in updated 911C
Sisu Valmet revamps its single-grip harvester to address North American loggers' needs -
including local parts supply.
Industry Watch: Make-Work Forestry Jobs No Help for BC's
Opinion piece by Jim Stirling