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Past Issues - April 1997

April 1997 Table of Contents Canada's Leading Forestry Publication

New Export Strategy for Quebec
Constraints on shipments on the US has give the 120-member Quebec Lumber Manufacturers Association an imperative to develop new markets offshore.

Northlands Bounces Back
A devastating fire in December put family-owned Northlands Forest Products back on its heels. But not for long.

Barter System Sees Mill Trade Lumber for Loader

One-man sawmilling
Relatively new in Canada, the Finnish-made Kara circular mill - available in mobile or stationary models - offers an alternative to portable bandsaws.

Sorting Out C-T-L
At Grande Prairie, Canfor targets improved sorts, more accurate log lengths, better wood flow to the mill and reduced costs by processing at a satellite yard instead of in the cutblock.

Prospering in the Pacific Rim
"Five years ahead" of Alberta competitors in developing Asian markets, Sundance Forest Industries expands with a new $10 million reman plant.

SunPlus Workers enjoy improved air quality

Multiple-Stem Simplicity
Originally designed for Norbord, Metal Marquis found it had a winner with its DS3500 delimber slasher. A small-wood version, the DS1000, is now in prototype testing.

Tech Update: Filing Room Automation

New engine, axle in updated 911C
Sisu Valmet revamps its single-grip harvester to address North American loggers' needs - including local parts supply.

CILA Training Program has Applicants - But No Money

BC Industry faces grim picture
In its yearly review, industry analyst Price Waterhouse reports a 1996 profit for lumber producers - but the industry as a whole lost money and faces more of the same.

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Industry Watch: BC's Code A Competitive Boon for Other Provinces
Opinion piece by John Clarke

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