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
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
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.
The Changing Face of BC's Troubled Forest Industry