Posts Tagged ‘logging’

WorkSafeBC has a plan to reduce injuries in forestry

February 8, 2018

RICHMOND, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the forestry sector through more focused inspections. The 2018-2020 Forestry High-Risk Strategy is a renewed commitment for prevention activities in harvesting and related operations. “The intent of the forestry high-risk strategy is to

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Truck driver shortages slowed production at Resolute, says ex-CEO

February 6, 2018

MONTREAL — A shortage of truck drivers curtailed Resolute Forest Products’ ability to ship wood chips to its mills last December, said the company’s former president and CEO, Richard Garneau. CTV News reports that Garneau discussed the transport problem during a conference call on Thursday, prior to his retirement from

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Komatsu to acquire Quadco and Southstar harvesting equipment

January 30, 2018

Komatsu is expanding its line of forestry equipment with the acquisition of the Quadco and Southstar forestry attachment operations from Prenbec Equipment Inc. of Quebec. The deal excludes the forestry equipment businesses of Tanguay and Forespro delimbers. The acquisition will be made through a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu in

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N.B. investigates cross-border log shipments

January 30, 2018

The New Brunswick Forest Products Commission is working with the Department of Justice and Public Safety to investigate the “misuse” of shipping documents used for transporting logs into the U.S., according to a report on CBC News. The case apparently involves the use of transportation certificates mandated by the provincial

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New TLA president says contractor review will be focus

January 30, 2018

VANCOUVER – Mike Richardson was elected President by the Truck Loggers Association membership at the association’s recent annual meeting. Richardson has 42 years of experience in the forest industry. He is currently a partner in Tsibass Construction Ltd., a stump-to-dump logging contactor based in Campbell River, B.C. However, he spent 14

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New book recounts history of B.C.’s truck loggers

January 25, 2018

VANCOUVER – The Truck Loggers Association (TLA) is commemorating its 75th anniversary by publishing a new book – Timber Forever! – that tells the story of B.C.’s first and largest logging contractor association through its 40 presidents. The book was launched at the TLA’s 75th Annual Convention & Trade Show,

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Decision favors forestry companies in N.B. marketing board dispute

December 13, 2017

CBC News reports that the New Brunswick Forest Products Commission agreed with J.D. Irving and other companies that the SNB marketing board overstepped its authority when it issued an order saying all wood had to be sold to the board and bought from the board.  According to CBC, JDI and the SNB

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