Big changes are on the way for the BC forest
industry with the pending takeover of Slocan Forest Products by Canfor
and CN taking over BC Rail operations.
At the Stump
processing and top end skidding are helping two contractors overcome
logging challenges in some rugged terrain.
in the future-now
BC's JS Jones Timber is investing in the future
now with a new $30 million small log mill on the Fraser River.
An Ontario sawmill has helped develop a voice
command lumber investory management system that offers a quick
Slocan mill moves to
Slocan's Quesnel operation has made a $35
million investment that has seen it switch from handling long wood to
Where to go
with New Brunswick forests?
Public hearings in New Brunswick generated a wide spectrum of
viewpoints on the future direction of the forest industry in the
New stud mill for
Lewis County Forest Products has opened its
new stud mill in Washington State and is gearing up to a production
target of 130 million board feet a year.
Selecting the right cut-to-length equipment - Part two
Industry consultant Tim White provides some solid advice for those
looking to make the investment in cut-to-length equipment
200F Forester take it all on
The first Hitachi Zaxis 200F purpose-built
Forester machine in BC is taking on a wide variety of jobs for Quesnel
Safety in the
Falling trees in BC
continues to be extremely dangerous work, but the province's WCB is
taking steps to address that with a new faller training and
today’s competitive forest products industry, fibre output such as
chips—once considered by products with little value—now play an integral
role in revenue generation.
Working with Blue
Forintek is working with nature's "blue tone," evaluating blue-stained
Opting for a
Variety of Equipment
land operator Darkwood Forestry is using a variety of equipment and
methods to harvest in the high elevations of BC's Kootenay region.
Log Strand recycling
program working in BC
An initiative to
handle log bundling strand is showing how industry and government can
work together to create effective environmental solutions.