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TOP CONTRACTORS

Alberta’s Top 15 Logging Contractors 2003

Welcome to Logging & Sawmilling Journal’s ongoing series featuring Canada’s top logging contractors.

This month we take a closer look at Alberta, with a list of its Top 15 Logging Contractors. Our previous two lists of Alberta contractors have put the Top 10 in the spotlight, but this year we have expanded the list to match the high level of reader interest.

Like previous top contractor lists, this one is based on harvested volumes—no other criteria were used in the ranking of the companies. In the case of this list, the volumes are based on the wood harvested in the year or season of 2002.
For anyone interested in making comparisons, previous listings of Alberta’s top logging contractors ran in the October 2000 and November 2001 issues of Logging & Sawmilling Journal. These past issues, and the lists, can be viewed at our web site at www.forestnet.com

The lists change over time as contractors see fluctuations in their volumes from one year to the next. Reasons for fluctuations include a myriad of circumstances, some of the main ones being: winning and losing cutting rights, partial sell-offs, more salvage, consolidations and retirements.

As in the past, we have tried to make this list as complete as possible, although there remains a small number of contractors who do not wish to participate. And, as a result of boosting the list to the top 15, there is a slightly increased chance that a company may have been overlooked. Again, we are dedicated to making these lists as complete as possible. If you know of a company that should be included next time, please get in touch with us.

Future issues of the magazine will continue to update readers on other regional and provincial lists of top logging contractors. So stay tuned.

 

Based on 2002 (or 2001/2002) volumes

1. D & J Isley and Sons Contracting Ltd
Owners: Roy and Morgan Isley
Head office: Grande Prairie
Areas of operation: Whitecourt, Edson, Grande Prairie, Fox Creek
Soft and hardwood/Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 980,000 cubic metres

2. Pineridge Logging/Pinnacle Logging
Owners: Jake Froese, Peter Peters, Greg Dechant
Head office: La Crete
Areas of operation: Peace River and High River
Soft and hardwood/Tree length • Volume: 610,000 cubic metres

3. Garden River Logging Co (1988) Ltd
Owners: Danny, Wayne and Doug Dechant
Head office: High Level
Areas of operation: High Level, Manning
Soft and hardwood/ Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 600,000 cubic metres

4. Double B Logging Ltd
Owner: Leo and Celine Berube
Head office: Whitecourt
Areas of operation: Whitecourt
Softwood/Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 500,000 cubic metres

5. BTL Wood Enterprises Ltd
Owners: Daniel Tremblay and Marius Lebrun
Head office: Peace River
Area of operation: Northern Peace River
Soft and hardwood/Tree length • Volume: 372,000 cubic metres

6. Zell Oilfield Service Ltd
Owner: Les Zeller
Head office: Spruce Grove
Areas of operation: Slave Lake
Soft and hardwood/Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 365,000 cubic metres

7. South Cariboo ENT Ltd
Owners: Dwayne Beattie
Head office: Grande Prairie
Areas of operation: Southwest of Grande Prairie
Softwood/Tree length • Volume: 340,000 cubic metres

8. Lyda Logging Ltd
Owner: Lawrence Lyda
Head office: Drayton Valley
Areas of operation: West of Drayton to Rocky Mountain House
Soft and hardwood/Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 320,000 cubic metres

9. Friesen Logging Ltd
Owners: George and Eva Friesen
Head office: La Crete
Areas of operation: La Crete, High Level
Soft and hardwood/Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 305,000 cubic metres

10. Crater Enterprises Ltd
Owner: Terry Coray
Head office: Grande Cache
Areas of operation: Grande Cache/Grande Prairie
Soft/Tree length • Volume: 300,000 cubic metres

11. Roger’s Logging Ltd
Owner: Roger and Lucille Moore
Head office: Guy
Areas of operation: Slave Lake
Soft and hardwood/Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 294,000 cubic metres

12. Auger Logging Ltd
Owner: Eric Auger
Head office: Wabasca
Areas of operation: Around Slave Lake
Soft and hardwood/Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 270,000 cubic metres

13. Estabrook Logging Ltd
Owners: Miles and James Estabrook
Head office: Grimshaw
Areas of operation: Peace River
Hard and softwood/Tree length • Volume: 270,000 cubic metres

14. Timberbound Construction Ltd
Owner: Anthony Peters
Head office: La Crete
Areas of operation: High Level
Soft and hardwood/Tree length and cut-to-length • Volume: 250,000 cubic metres

15. T J Logging Inc
Owners: Tim White
Head office: Whitecourt
Areas of operation: Whitecourt area
Soft and hardwood/Tree length • Volume: 249,000 cubic metres

 

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