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Forestry sector loses industry icon Hugh Hambly


June 4, 2020
By PJ Boyd
PJ Boyd

On June 1, the forest industry and its members lost an icon and a friend with the passing of Hugh Hambly. Hambly is thought of as one of the pioneers of developing some of the machines used in today’s forestry operations.

He served as a manager at Valley Forest Products/St. Anne-Nackawic, where he was instrumental in developing whole tree chipping, millyard wood and chip handling and road reclamation techniques. He will also be remembered for his role as chair of the CWF’s (CPPA) Logging Operations Group, as a consultant, teaching the watercourse certificate program.

The CWF will be preparing a more detailed tribute to Hugh to commemorate his contributions to the forest sector later this year.

Read Hugh Hambly’s obituary here.

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