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October 1998


BC's Northwood Wants Fewer Logging Contractors
Contractors fear that Northwood's consolidation plan will trigger a bidding war, with lower logging prices and lost jobs the end result.

Silviculture Contractors Respond to IWA Ad
John Betts, the Execttive director of the Western Silviculture Contractor's Association responds to an ad by the Industrial Wood and Allied Workers of Canada (IWA).

Salvaging the Burn
A partial switch to cut-to-length equipment is delivering benefits to an Alberta company as it kicks burned timber salvage into high gear.

Forestry Law Conference Offers Pratical Advice

A Helping Hand for Finger-Jointed Products
A Quebec samill is working with Forintek and the National Lumber Grading Association to establish a new specification standard that will allow mills to manufacture MSR finger-jointed products for structural use.

JD 748G-11 Gears Up
The John Deere 748G-11 skidder, part of Deere's new line of G-11-series skidders, is getting good marks from logging contractors for its new transmission.

Clear Lake Adds Another Finger-Joint Line
Canfor's Clear Lake operation in the BC interior is building on its success with finger-jointing production, adding another line which turns out flanged and I-joist material.

High-Demand Slasher
The updated Timrick custom-built mobile slasher impresses logging contractors in Manitoba and northwestern Ontario.

Changing With The Times
The McChesney Sawmill Division of E.B. Eddy focusses on better recovery and adding value to improve its bottom line.

Fuelling A New Market
Prince George-based Pellet-Flame and two other pellet companies have found a market in energy-conscious Sweden for the high-energy wood pellets they produce from sawmill residues.

A Helping Hand
A Canadian Forest Service research project looks at a natural way to control unwanted vegetation on planted sites.

Thinning the City
While logging may be associated more with the northern part of the province, Ontario's Adanac Forest Products carries out thinning operations in areas that are less than an hour from downtown Toronto.

Rolling With the Changes
While changes in the New Brunswick forest industry sometimes make running a logging operation more complicated, contractors and forest companies in the central part of the province are responding with a few changes of their own.

Focus on Recovery
Vancouver Island's Aquila Cedar Products produces attractive cedar garden products from low-grade boards and dimension lumber.

Industry Watch
The Changing Face of BC's Troubled Forest Industry

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