December 1996 / January 1997 Table of Contents
Evans cited as first code victim
Soaring stumpage fees and Forest Code-inflated logging costs forced Evans Forest Products
to its knees. Other mills could be facing the same fate.
Timber Sales Fund Innovative Harvesting
Eighteen people are learning new harvesting techniques.
Riding the OSB boom
Hedging against a downturn, Weyerhaeuser invests $16 million to improve recovery at its
OSB plant at Slave Lake, Alberta.
Cost conscious cut-to-length
Setting up a new CTL show in remote northern Manitoba, Art Riemer wanted dependable
equipment - but not at a price that would turn his accountant surly.
Sticking in a Tough Market
At Fort Nelson, the world's largest chopstick plant produces eight million units a day for
demanding Japanese buyers.
CCMC Furthering Aspen as a Commercial
Species in BC
CCMC is a pioneering company making exclusive use of high-quality aspen.
Tech Update: Cable Yarding Systems
A review of the different cable yarding systems that are available on the marketplace
Helicopter Logging Capability Guide
Heli-logging remains a practical harvesting alternative in many of British Columbia's
The Eagle Flies
At the site of an abandoned chip mill in Miramichi, Eagle Forest Products turns the key on
a new $100 million OSB plant.
New Centre Targets Value-Aded Training
With an estimated 30,000 skilled workers needed in the value-added sector in BC by 2001,
the industry has moved to address a potentially serious training shortfall.
Haliburton: A Multi-Use Model
Ontario's Haliburton Forest, a popular recreation site, also hosts extensive forestry
research and education programs - and a unique 'one stem at a time' selective logging
Yard Handling and Storage Critical to Aspen
Few mill yards contain a fridge for wood, a fibre source to keep a manufacturing plant in
business when green production is curtailed.
Northern Mills Address Need for Added Kiln
The added market value of kiln-dried lumber is driving a push for new technology and added
training for operators.
Trade magazine ads pay off.