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Leading Logging Contractors 

Logging and Sawmilling Journal's series recognizing some of Canada's leading logging contractors continues this month with the Top 10 Logging Contractors in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This is the third installment in the series and follows the publication of lists recognizing top logging contractors in British Columbia and Alberta, presented in our September and October issues respectively. These lists are based strictly on harvested volumes only and do not involve any other criteria. On the Prairies, a trend is developing towards the sharing and combining of harvesting contracts, as contractors find ways to deal with mill requirements and other industry issues. This trend is expected to continue over the next several years, according to some of the contractors who spoke with LSJ. 

As there are no records kept of the total annual volumes of logging contractors - except by the contractors themselves - LSJ has contacted industry associations, suppliers, mills and, of course, the contractors themselves to obtain this information. Some contractors whose companies should appear on this list have requested exclusion from this feature, for various reasons. In view of that, the list is as complete as we can make it. We look forward to your feedback, however. If you have information that you think should be included, please contact us. 

Our first installments of leading logging contractors have already generated much reader interest. Over the next month or two, we will continue to publish these lists and look forward to your feedback. We will continue to work east in subsequent issues of the magazine, with top contractors from Ontario to come next. Watch for it in our December/January issue. And remember to check us out on the Web at www.forestnet.com 

Saskatchewan

1.  DEL LAKE ENTERPRISES LTD Owners: Jesse and Simone Klassen. Head office: Big River. Area of operation: Lac La Ronge. Soft and hardwood/Tree length. Volume: 165,000 cubic metres. 

2.  WALLACE WILSON ENTERPRISES LTD Owners: Wally and Wendy Wilson. Head office: Big River. Area of operation: North central Saskatchewan. Hardwood/Tree length. Volume: 135,000 cubic metres. 

3.  QUINTEC ENTERPRISES LTD Owners: Gaston Quirion, Roger Sarrazin and Gerald Trudel. Head office: Prince Albert. Area of operation: Wapawekka Lake area. Soft and hardwood/Tree length. Volume: 135,000 cubic metres. 

4. THOMCAT MANAGEMENT LTD Owner: Bryan Thoms. Head office: Prince Albert. Area of operation: North of Prince Albert. Soft and hardwood/Tree length. Volume: 130,000 cubic metres 

5. CYR CONTRACTING LTD Owner: Edgar Cyr. Head office: Albertville. Area of operation: Northeast of Prince Albert. Soft and hardwood/Tree length. Volume: 125,000 cubic metres. 

6. J & R CONTRACTING Owners: Ross and Chad Dunn. Head office: Hudson Bay. Area of operation: West of Big River. Hard and softwood/Tree length. Volume: 90,000 cubic metres. 

7. BIG HORN LOGGING (1999) LTD Owner: Norman Dease. Head office: Hudson Bay. Area of operation: Southeast of Hudson Bay. Hard and softwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 82,000 cubic metres. 

8. PALAGIAN & SON LOGGING LTD Owners: John and Allan Palagian. Head office: Endeavour. Area of operation: Endeavour area. Hard and softwood/ Cuttolength. Volume: 80,000 cubic metres. 

9. LARSEN LOGGING LTD Owners: Rob and Debbie Buckingham. Head office: Big River. Area of operation: Big River. Soft and hardwood/ Cuttolength. Volume: 70,000 cubic metres. 

10. W J WATT & SONS CONSTRUCTION CO LTD Owners: William J, Richard J and Donald J Watt. Head office: Weekes. Area of operation: Hudson Bay. Soft and hardwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 70,000 cubic metres. 


Manitoba

1. GRASS RIVER LOGGING LTD Owner: Gary Mosiondz. Head office: Wabowden. Area of operation: Central northern Manitoba. Softwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 147,000 cubic metres. 

2. INTERMOUNTAIN LOGGING LTD Owner: Darren Atkinson. Head office: Swan River. Area of operation: Swan Valley. Soft and hardwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 125,000 cubic metres. 

3. J & R LOGGING LTD Owners: Jarvis and Richard Beaulieu. Head office: Cranberry Portage. Area of operation: Flin Flon. Softwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 120,000 cubic metres. 

4. MOOSE LAKE LOGGING CO 1992 LTD Owners: Communityowned by the Mosakahiken Cree Nation. Head office: Crossing Bay. Area of operation: Moose Lake. Softwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 120,000 cubic metres. 

5. H BRESKY AND SONS LTD Owner: Herb Bresky. Head Office: Near Swan River. Area of operation: Duck Mountains. Soft and hardwood/ Cuttolength. Volume: 100,000 cubic metres. 

6. JOHN UHRINA LOGGING LTD Owner: John Uhrina. Head office: Thompson. Area of operation: South of Thompson. Softwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 85,000 cubic metres. 

7. NELSON RIVER LOGGING LTD Owners: Jim and Albert McIvor. Head office: Wabowden. Area of operation: Central northern Manitoba. Softwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 80,000 cubic metres. 

8. SOUTH EAST FOREST PRODUCTS LTD Owners: Randy, Reg and Darrel Penner. Head office: Blumenort. Area of operation: Southeastern Manitoba. Soft and hardwood/Tree length and cuttolength. Volume: 75,000 cubic metres. 

9. SIXPAC ENTERPRISES LTD Owners: Norman and Roy Wieler, Terry and Kelly Neely. Head office: Swan River. Area of operation: Porcupine Mountain. Hard and softwood/ Cuttolength. Volume: 70,000 cubic metres. 10. MCCULLOUGH LOGGING INC Owner: Byron McCullough. Head office: Swan River. Area of operation: Swan River area. Hard and softwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 60,000 cubic metres 

10.  MCCULLOUGH LOGGING INC Owner: Byron McCullough. Head office: Swan River. Area of operation: Swan River area. Hard and softwood/Cuttolength. Volume: 60,000 cubic metres 

10. S&E PUCHAILO BROS LOGGING LTD Owners: Sylvester and Everett Puchailo Head office: Gilbert Plains Area of operation: Duck Mountains Hard and softwood/Cuttolength Volume: 60,000 cubic metres 

10. Vic Slyziuk Ltd Owners: Vic and Brad Slyziuk Head office: Gilbert Plains Area of operation: Duck Mountains Hard and softwood/Cuttolength Volume: 60,000 cubic metres 


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