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The Edge: The Forest and Afforestation Practices Innovation Group of the CFS/CWFC completes another 25 years of novel applications aimed at addressing forest community issues

The Edge: The Forest and Afforestation Practices Innovation Group of the CFS/CWFC completes another 25 years of novel applications aimed at addressing forest community issues

For the past 25 years, the Forest and Afforestation Practices Innovation Group of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) and the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) has investigated innovations in forest operational practices. The Group has had many partners since the...

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Valemount Sawmill Vision

Valemount Sawmill Vision

The village of Valemount, B.C., is seeing a community vision fulfilled, with the start-up of a new sawmill that is sourcing its timber from the community forest.

Harvester Production Has a New Home

Harvester Production Has a New Home

Logging equipment manufacturer A. Landry Fabrication now has a new facility for turning out their state-of-the-art Landrich 2.0 harvesters.

Canucks Helping With New Louisiana Lumber Mill

Canucks Helping With New Louisiana Lumber Mill

One of the largest new sawmills in North America—the $240 million (U.S.) Bienville sawmill in Louisiana—will be starting up later this year, and there’s a Canadian element to the operation, both in its construction, and ownership.

In The Driver’s Seat…

In The Driver’s Seat…

The forest industry needs more women—and young people—in the driver’s seat of logging trucks, and there are programs out there to work on getting them in the seats of those logging truck cabs.

August 2023 Update

Wood Technologies names Dale Brown as CEO Wood Technologies International, a comprehensive supplier of lumber processing equipment, technology, and essential tooling, has announced that its president, Dale Brown, has been appointed CEO of the company. Outgoing CEO...

Tech Update – Wood Dry Kilns and Technology

E+E Elektronik For more than three decades, E+E Elektronik has been manufacturing high quality digital sensors that measure environmental factors for industrial applications like wood kilns. E+E’s digital sensors address all three principal factors—humidity,...

Living a Sawmilling Dream

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.

All in the Family

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.

Resourceful Repurposing

Resourceful Repurposing

Driving on Highway 60 in eastern Ontario, the log pile identifying the Zoschke Sawmill yard is barely visible from the road. The millyard is dominated by piles of cedar logs, and Ken Zoschke emerges from the mill with a welcoming smile and engaging conversation....

Wide Wood Basket for Global Customers

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.

B.C. Forestry Industry Facing a Brewing Crisis

B.C. Forestry Industry Facing a Brewing Crisis

British Columbia’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.

Tired of High Scrap Lumber Rates? Automation is the Answer

Years ago, drying wood for use in construction, furniture, and even firewood took months or even years. Now, thanks to the kiln-drying process and advancements in technology, sawmills can achieve the optimal moisture content necessary for specific uses of wood in as...

June 2023 Update

HAIX boots gets workout from LSJ Publisher Editor’s Note: From time to time, Logging and Sawmilling Journal Publisher Anthony Robinson will be sharing his reviews of forest industry-related products in the magazine, and on our website. As those who work with Anthony...

Tech Update – Log Scanners and Optimizers

MPM Engineering MPM Engineering supplies cutting edge scanning and optimization systems. Its customizable design strategy incorporates the latest scanning technology from leading manufacturers, to continually enhance its optimization features to meet individualized...

Have Mill/Will Travel

Have Mill/Will Travel

Wood-Mizer’s LT40 portable sawmill is a solid fit for the Have Sawmill, Will Travel, custom sawmilling/customer-focused approach of B.C.’s Strait Timber.