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November 1997 Table of Contents

Forest Renewal Spending Gathers Steam in BC 
Although slow off the mark, with $500 million a year to spend on revitalizing forestry, Forest Renewal BC is beginning to have an impact. 

A Perfect Fit
Well positioned under new owners Columbia Forest Products, Levesque Plywood accelerates expansion and broadens its value-added product lines. 

A Roadside Showcase
In northwest BC, contractor Dave Zielke averages 27 loads a day with a mixed fleet that includes some interesting new iron from Hitachi, Madill, Cat, Pierce, and Gilbert-Tech. 

"Selective Weeding" used in Beetle Salvage Project

Small Timber Challenges Revamped BC stud mill
Processing 100-year-old pine ranging down to seven-cm diameters, Quesnel Specialty Mill has had to refine the delicate art of small wood processing and recovery. 

Tech Update:Trailers and Truck-Mounted Log Loaders

Unique Ontario Thinning Show
Near Thunder Bay, Avenor has mounted what may be the largest thinning operation in non-spaced stands ever tried in Canada. 

Farm Tractor Frame Used in Small Rocan Harvester

Back from the Brink
Building on its success over the past five years, once-troubled Excel Forest Products plans a further $7-million expansion 

First Self-Levelling Prentice 620FB Delivered to BC contractor
The first Prentice 620F buncher in Canada, equipped with a Keto harvesting/processing head, proves out quickly for BC logger Gene Moses. 

Joint Venture Targets First Nations Jobs

Custom-Built Mounder fills need at Canfor
Seeking to improve seedling planting sites, Canfor's Hines Creek division got involved in designing the Dual Path Mounder. Initial results have been encouraging. 

BC firm targets sawmill worker health, well-being
West Fraser Mills has its own full-time, in-house doctor, a first in BC's lumber and pulp industry. 

Investors Turn the Screws on Stuggling Forest Firms 

 

 


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