On the Cover:
One of the largest sawmill construction projects in North America last year came together without a great deal of fanfare—but a lot of hard work—in southeastern Alabama. Since then, Rex Lumber, Troy LLC has been steadily working its way up to production capacity thanks to a committed workforce, experienced management, and family ownership that stretches back almost 100 years in the forest industry. Key to building the project was Rex Lumber’s Canadian-based equipment and construction partner, The BID Group. (Cover photo courtesy of Utility Power South).
Taking forest management to a whole new level—literally—with drones
Drones have evolved into a cost effective tool for the forest industry, as B.C.’s Burns Lake Community Forest has discovered over the last several years.
Southern sawmilling, with a bit of Canadian flavour…
One of the largest sawmill construction projects in North America came together last year in Alabama for Rex Lumber thanks, in part, to Canadian-based construction and equipment partner, The Bid Group.
Using salvage wood to produce log homes—and more
A B.C. company, T.L. Timber, has found a solid market niche in manufacturing log homes and timber—all of it produced from dry wood that has been salvaged from mountain pine beetle stands or forest fires.
Saw Filers Show - In Print
Saw filing-related equipment manufacturers have not stopped developing new products, and we are happy to feature these new products and technologies.
Included in this edition of The Edge, Canada’s leading publication on research in the forest industry, is a feature story from the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC).
In this issue, Logging and Sawmilling Journal looks at everything that’s new in millyard equipment, from cranes to loaders to forklifts—it’s all here.
The Last Word
The COVID-19 virus has undoubtedly changed the ways the forest industry goes about its daily business and how it plans for future contingencies, notes Jim Stirling. That said, the forest industry is buckling down and—as it always has—is getting the job at hand done.