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November 1998 - Past Issues


MacMillan Bloedel Pursues a Solo Strategy
MacMillan Bloedel's withdrawal from the Forest Alliance of BC is the latest indication of the company's efforts to go solo and speed along a re-think of the role of industry associations on the West Coast.

Focused on Floors
Tembec'S hardwood operation in Huntsville, Ontario has established a position in the growing market for flooring product, producing 10 million square feet of flooring a year.

Banding Together
The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi, Quebec has teamed with Domtar to build a new $6-million sawmill that provides jobs for band members, and lumber and chips for Domtar.

Sawmill Upgrade
A steady stream of optimization upgrades-totalling more than $20 million-have resulted in impressive increases in production at Northwood's sawmill in Houston, BC.

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan invites the forest industry to see an area that is "more forest than wheat."

Rock & Roll
Weldwood of Canada and its logging contractors have their work cut out for them while harvesting an area in the BC Interior that is strewn with large boulders.

Debarker Delivers
Vancouver's Westcoast Cellufibre installed a new double-ring debarker and is already seeing benefits in increased small log processing.

Industry Watch
Forest Stewardship Council standards may create questions in Canada.

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