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IWA members have voted to merge with the United
Steelworkers of America, but it has been a reluctant merger, with some
locals voting strongly against the deal.
L-P has made a successful transition to tap into
good markets for laminated veneer lumber, converting its Golden, BC,
plywood plant into a LVL plant.
Making use of
BC's Synergy Pacific Wood Solutions is making use
of waney lumber, taking this low value product and remanning it into
high value engineered building materials.
Timber Industry in Russia Shows Promise
Growth in all sector of the timber industry in
Russia is being forecast, but the industry there faces some definite
Gorman invests big
BC independent sawmiller
Gorman Bros Lumber is investing in its mill facilities to the tune of
$15 million, with a focus on the moulding and planer end.
It was all there
at Demo 2004
You name the equipment, it was there at the Demo
2004 International show in September in Quebec. Logging &
Sawmilling Journal takes an extensive look at what was at the show in
terms of new logging equipment.
After a summer of fires in
2003, operation got back to normal for BC contractor Lindwest Holdings
this year, with the help of two new Volvo 210 carriers equipped with
Waratah processing heads.
transition to cut-to-length
Contractor Managh Logging has successfully made
the transition to a cut-to-length system, despite having to deal with
a drastic rate cut.
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