On the Cover:
Michel and Christine Parent have built MDA Foresterie from a single machine slashing wood at roadside to a five-machine cut-to-length operation which produces 75,000 to 80,000 tonnes of wood annually. Their plans call for cutting back their current operation by selling their cut-to-length processors and forwarder to their sons David and Anthony, and offering them guidance on how to build their own forestry contracting business. cover photo by George Fullerton).
B.C. forest industry facing a brewing crisis
Forest industry consultant David Elstone talks about how B.C.’s forest sector is facing a brewing crisis—strong markets in the last couple of years have delayed some of the effects of challenges in B.C., but that has changed rapidly with recent weakening markets.
Parents passing over logging operation to the next generation
The successful Parent Family logging operation in New Brunswick—supported by solid iron in the bush—is in the process of being handed over to the next generation.
Wide wood basket for global customers
Hardwood sawmill Amex Bois Franc is using its base in a small Quebec town—and a large wood basket—to produce high quality wood products to ship all over the world.
Tired of high scrap lumber rates? Automation is the answer, says Matthew Nemeth, of E+E Elektronik.
Ontario sawmiller Ken Zoschke takes resourcefulness to a whole other level with his operation in eastern Ontario; the power unit for his mill operation is the cab and chassis of a repurposed International truck with a L10 Cummins engine.
All in the Family
The Forvico/Boisverco logging/woodworking operation is truly a family enterprise, with the children and grandchildren of Marc and Julie Vigneault involved in the business.
Living a sawmilling dream
Daniel Chassé is literally living the dream these days, running a sawmill business that produces high quality wood products from less commercially popular species.
How to choose the right manufacturing partner for your sprocket needs
Drop Sprocket on how to gear up for success, and find the perfect manufacturing partner for your sprocket needs.
Included in this edition of The Edge, Canada’s leading publication on research in the forest industry, is a story from the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC).
The Last Word
This year’s terrible wildfire season demonstrates the need to develop more resilient forests, says Tony Kryzanowski.