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September 1996 Table of Contents

BC Job Goal Meets Skepticism
The BC government says it will create 42,000 new forestry jobs in the next 10 years. The question that won't wriggle away is – how?

Thriving Without Quota
Milestone Wood Products, an integrated reman operation dependent on small-business sales and private wood, may well be the way of the future for the industry in western Canada.

Homegrown New Brunswick Processor
Developed by a retired Mirimichi logger, the Inchworm processor is simple, rugged, portable, adaptable to a variety of carriers — and very cheap.

Cariboo Tradition Continues
Quesnel breathes a sigh of relief as Weldwood commits $115 million to replace an aging sawmill and upgrade its plywood plant in the Cariboo community.

Big Players Eye I-Joists:
Calgary-based Nascor Inc. reports intense interest in its licensed, turnkey I-Joist manufacturing plants. One reason: no quota access to the US market.

Huge Growth Predicted In I-Joist Construction Use

Green Light for Hydro Seeding
Forest Practices Code revegetation requirements have prompted a business boom for hydro-seeding firms like BPL Industries of Salmon Arm.

Logger-Built Grapples Find A Market Niche
Many loggers have ideas on how to improve their equipment. Alex Brigden went a step further — his Treetow grapples are now in use throughout Canada and the US.

The Recovery Curve
A HewSaw R200 curve saw small log line anchors Repap's upgrade at its Smithers lumber mill.

Small Log Specialists
Encompassing both harvesting and processing, Ardew Wood Products has built an enviable expertise in small lodgepole pine – averaging 11 stems to produce one cubic metre of wood.

Tech Update: Small Log Mills
McGehee Equipment Company, Sawquip International, Canadian Mill Systems, TS Manufacturing, Optimil, USNR, Denis Comact, Newnes Machine Ltd., Maxi Mill.

"Green" Hoe Attracts Contracts
For Mattson Contracting, switching to a biodegradable hydraulic oil has helped win jobs near environmentally sensitive sites.

Fine tuning at Squamish
Purchased from Weldwood last year, Interfor's newly optimized large log mill at Squamish will see more wood come its way as the company restructures on the Coast.

Coast Whitewood Mills Look To Asian Markets

World Firefighters to meet in British Columbia in 1997
A major conference in Vancouver and Abbotsford early next year will focus on wildland fire management and the use of fire as a sustainable development tool.

Supplier Newsline

In Ontario, IWA blazing new trails
The IWA-Canada involved in grocery supermarkets? Courier services? In coming years, organizing demarcations of the past may be blurred beyond recognition.

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