ForestNet posts September articles of Logging and Sawmilling Journal

Martin J. Desmond mdesmond at
Sat Sep 21 03:54:06 EST 1996

ForestNet will be broadcasting audio interviews of forestry people from
the Wood Tech Show in Vancouver, British Columbia from September 25 -27
using Real Audio software.   For more information, you can log to our
home page at  Until our audio show begins,
you're welcome to browse the latest articles from the September issue of
Logging and Sawmilling Journal.

BC Job Goal Meets Skepticism
The BC government says it will create 42,000 new forestry jobs in the
next 10 years. The question that won't wriggle away is – how?

Thriving Without Quota
Milestone Wood Products, an integrated reman operation dependent on
small-business sales and private wood, may well be the way of the future
for the industry in western Canada.

Homegrown New Brunswick Processor
Developed by a retired Mirimichi logger, the Inchworm processor is
simple, rugged, portable, adaptable to a variety of carriers — and very

Cariboo Tradition Continues
Quesnel breathes a sigh of relief as Weldwood commits $115 million to
replace an aging sawmill and upgrade its plywood plant in the Cariboo

Big Players Eye I-Joists
Calgary-based Nascor Inc. reports intense interest in its licensed,
turnkey I-Joist manufacturing plants. One reason: no quota
access to the US market.

Huge Growth Predicted In I-Joist Construction Use

Green Light for Hydro Seeding
Forest Practices Code revegetation requirements have prompted a business
boom for hydro-seeding firms like BPL Industries of Salmon Arm.

Logger-Built Grapples Find A Market Niche
Many loggers have ideas on how to improve their equipment. Alex Brigden
went a step further — his Treetow grapples are now in use throughout
Canada and the US.

The Recovery Curve
A HewSaw R200 curve saw small log line anchors Repap's upgrade at its
Smithers lumber mill.

Small Log Specialists
Encompassing both harvesting and processing, Ardew Wood Products has
built an enviable expertise in small lodgepole pine – averaging 11 stems
to produce one cubic metre of wood.

Tech Update:  Small Log Mills
McGehee Equipment Company, Sawquip International, Canadian Mill Systems,
TS Manufacturing, Optimil, USNR, Denis Comact, Newnes Machine Ltd., Maxi

Green" Hoe Attracts Contracts
For Mattson Contracting, switching to a biodegradable hydraulic oil has
helped win jobs near environmentally sensitive sites.

Fine tuning at Squamish
Purchased from Weldwood last year, Interfor's newly optimized large log
mill at Squamish will see more wood come its way as the company
restructures on the Coast.

Coast Whitewood Mills Look To Asian Markets

World Firefighters to meet in British Columbia in 1997
A major conference in Vancouver and Abbotsford early next year will
focus on wildland fire management and the use of fire as a sustainable
development tool.

Supplier Newsline

In Ontario, IWA blazing new trails
The IWA-Canada involved in grocery supermarkets? Courier services? In
coming years, organizing demarcations of the past may be blurred beyond

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