The city of Prince George’s future may include
a $28 million tourism development called
Heartwood, and plans call for it to include a
showcase for the regional forest industry.
Betting on balsam
An association of woodlot owners in Quebec
is betting there is a market for rustic furniture
manufactured from balsam fir.
Getting gas from
A new energy system producing synthetic gas
from hog fuel has recently been installed at a
Tolko plywood operation and is expected to
deliver annual savings of $1.5 million.
in NB forests?
New Brunswick has tremendous potential in
its hardwood forests, but mill operator Claude
Arpin says that potential is being squandered.
Efficient and creative
Ontario’s Gogama Forest Products seeks
efficiency at every turn in its mill operations,
and is being very creative in how they handle
Titan of shingles
From modest beginnings, British Columbia’s
Titan Ridge has grown to to become the largest
shingle mill operation on Vancouver Island.
Tigercat equipment matched up with a Quadco
L220 processor head and G N Roy feller
buncher head is making for a very effective
combination in handling small wood in Quebec.
The devil is in the details
Guest Columnist Bob Lucke says that while
calculating equipment costs may not be a top
priority for logging contractors, knowing the full
details of what your equipment costs are has a
direct impact on the bottom line.
The Direct 257 buncher delivers its tilt in all manner
of directions—front, back and sides—in a logging
operation in the British Columbia Interior.
(Cover photo courtesy of Technologies Direct)