BC Timber Supply Stymies Canfor
Timber Harvesting
by Jacqlyn Kirkland
4h ago
bc timber supply stymies canfor    After thorough analysis of the persistent shortage of economically available timber and challenging operating conditions in northern British Columbia, Canfor Corp. announced the permanent closure of its Polar sawmill in Bear Lake, BC and the suspension of its planned reinvestment in Houston, BC. This follows the announcement by subsidiary company, Canfor Pulp, that one line of production will be indefinitely curtailed at the Northwood Pulp Mill.  The Polar sawmill, with a production capacity of 300MMBF annually, has been curtailed s ..read more
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New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval
Timber Harvesting
by Web Editor
6d ago
New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval Air quality officials recently issued a final notice and approval for an air quality permit at a new wood pellet manufacturing plant to be built by Pacific Northwest Renewable Energy (PNWRE) on a 60 acre site leased from the Port of Grays Harbor, Hoquiam, Wash. According to permitting documents, the 440,000 tons/year plant will operate three truck dumpers, a chips cleaning line, two wet hammermills, four dry hammermills, 12 pellet mills, five wood pellet storage silos, a covered conveyor system to deliver wood pellets to the adjace ..read more
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Collins Sues PG&E Over Dixie Fire
Timber Harvesting
by HB Media
6d ago
collins sues PG&E over dixie fire Collins Pine Co. and several affiliated companies have filed a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric utility seeking compensation for property and business losses stemming from the Dixie Fire in July 2021, which was caused by PG&E’s equipment and negligent operations, according to the complaint.        The complaint, filed with the Superior Court of the State of California in the County of San Francisco, alleges that PG&E recklessly failed to repair and operate its electrical equipment, and failed to maintain an ..read more
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New From Waratah: H216 Hardwood Head
Timber Harvesting
by HB Media
6d ago
NEW FROM WARATAH: H216 HARDWOOD HEAD Waratah Forestry Equipment has added to the 200 series lineup with the H216—a new two-roller head built for hardwood. The H216 is strong enough to handle the toughest tree forms with accuracy and efficiency. Its simple design with excellent feed power, delimbing, and large cut capacity provide productive tree harvesting. Weighing in at 3,296 lb., the H216 is ideal for hardwood harvesting, late or final thinnings. Floating roller arms allow for superior and easy tree horizontal movement and easy log transport through the head. High performance single or m ..read more
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Oregon Undertaking Forest Workforce Study
Timber Harvesting
by Web Editor
1w ago
Oregon Undertaking Forest Workforce Study As part of its education funding bill, Oregon is undertaking a forestry workforce study. Led by Associated Oregon Loggers’ Amanda Sullivan-Astor, forest policy manager, who was instrumental in its passage, the legislation tasked the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission to evaluate the forest sector workforce and analyze career paths, capacities, demographics, benefits, needs, recruitment and retention. According to AOL Executive Vice President Rex Storm, the AOL will leverage the study data and share ..read more
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Prairie Wood Products Closes Due To FS Transport Grant Dispute
Timber Harvesting
by Web Editor
1w ago
Prairie Wood Products Closes Due To FS Transport Grant Dispute Claiming that a change in policy concerning the use of Forest Service grant money for transportation costs, Prairie Wood Products in Prairie City, Ore. suspended operations in March citing a disagreement with FS officials. Company officials are currently working with the FS to resolve the matter and get back to work. The mill received an FS Timber & Biomass Transportation grant from the FS in December 2023 with the understanding the grant would provide matching funds to help cover transportation  ..read more
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McCarthy Tire Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking
Timber Harvesting
by HB Media
3w ago
mccarthy tire partners with truckers against trafficking McCarthy Tire Service has announced a new partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a national nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking. Through this partnership, McCarthy has launched a comprehensive company policy aimed at equipping its teammates to identify and report potential human trafficking situations. Team members will undergo training to learn the signs of human trafficking and the proper protocol for reporting suspected cases to the authorities. “McCarthy Tire Service is committed to creating a safer communi ..read more
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Idaho Health Group Plan Keeps Growing
Timber Harvesting
by Web Editor
1M ago
Idaho Health Group Plan Keeps Growing A note in the March-April Idaho Logger publication of the Associated Logging Contractors-Idaho loggers association says the group’s health plan that launched August 1, 2023 is showing good growth with more than 200 individuals now covered under the ALC-Idaho’s new program. Officials with PacificSource Health Plans, the insurer that has partnered with ALC-Idaho, are happy with the program’s growth and overall success during the first six months. The ALC Health Plan is nationwide medical insurance with five deductible-copay opt ..read more
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New From Tigercat: Triangulated Harvesting Head
Timber Harvesting
by Jacqlyn Kirkland
1M ago
New From Tigercat: Triangulated harvesting head In late September 2023, visitors to the Pacific Logging Congress, a live demo event held in Washington state, got a sneak peak of the new Tigercat 573 harvesting head processing logs on the end of a Tigercat 875E logger. Since then, multiple units have been testing in far flung regions from Alberta to Australia and the results are in. The 573 is shaping up to be a high performing, reliable head for roadside processing and harvesting. Best suited to medium and large tree profiles, the 573 has a 800 mm (31 in.) maximum cut capacity and offers opt ..read more
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AOL Health Insurance Now Available In Oregon
Timber Harvesting
by Jacqlyn Kirkland
2M ago
aol health insurance now available in oregon Following approval from Oregon’s  Division of Financial Regulation at the end of 2023,  Associated Oregon Loggers is now offering logger health plans through the association. The new AOL Association Insurance Program, offered by a partnership between the AOL Health Benefits Trust and the insurance provider, Health Net of Oregon. The AOL Health Benefits Trust is a new AOL subsidiary, owned by the association, that will oversee the AOL Insurance program and its several partner organizations. Additionally, third-party administrator TailorW ..read more
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