Maria Church

Maria Church

Oct. 18, 2018 – Despite worrisome rates and profits margins reported in CFI’s 2018 Contractor Survey, a strong majority of Canadian loggers are still planning to replace at least one machine in their fleet within the next two years. Half of them will be shopping for three or more.
Oct. 10, 2018 – We know bigger is not always better, and profit can be at the expense of expansion. This may help explain a jump in the number of contractors across Canada who own just one to three machines.
Oct. 4, 2018 - The Canadian Woodlands Forum is calling for nominations for its 2019 Atlantic Outstanding Logging Contractor Awards Program. The award is given out annually to contractors who help raise the profile and recognition of the logging industry's contribution to sustainably managing the forest resource in Atlantic Canada. 
Oct. 4, 2018 - Resolute Forest Products has been named the Green Company of the Year for manufacturing as part of the Business Intelligence Group's global 2018 BIG Awards for Business program.
Oct. 3, 2018 - With the lumber industry in an upswing and many mills demanding more inventory, it’s understandable that contractors are running their operations longer to increase their volume.
Oct. 2, 2018 - The current generation of AI is a long way from science fiction. “We are not at HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Skynet from The Terminator, yet this is what we continue to imagine is not only possible but also available in our industry. This is simply not the case,” says Rory Armes, founder of Eight Solutions.
Oct. 1, 2018 - Ledwidge Lumber threw open its doors on Sept. 28 to welcome the surrounding community and celebrate its 75th anniversary as a family-run sawmill in Nova Scotia.
Sept. 26, 2018 - While it’s impressive to see what the latest and greatest forestry machines can offer in terms of power, durability and operator comfort, inevitably, the better the machine the more you pay for it. And results from the 2018 CFI Contractor Survey show a majority of operators are keenly aware of the climbing costs.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Bigger is not always better. For John Drew, owner of Woodco sawmill in Barriere, B.C., keeping small and flexible has been his recipe for success during the ups and downs of the industry.
Sept. 27, 2018 - Inside the Munden Ventures office in Kamloops, B.C., there’s an attractive waiting room with Tim Horton’s coffee and tea, comfy chairs, Wi-Fi, a TV, and a restroom complete with shower. No, this isn’t a waiting room for the odd journalist visiting the office; it is for their drivers and the drivers of customers who have brought their truck or trailer in for maintenance or repair.
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