Logging Profiles
Dec. 12, 2017 - Canadian Forest Industries Top 10 Under 40 contest is an annual tradition, drawing in nominations from coast-to-coast and recognizing young leaders in forestry. 
Dec. 6, 2017 - Canadian Forest Industries Top 10 Under 40 contest is an annual tradition, drawing in nominations from coast-to-coast and recognizing young leaders in forestry. 
Dec. 4, 2017 - Birthdays are a good time for reflection. A time to think about what we accomplished over the past year. For those in the business of wood, Canada’s 150th year was full of ups and downs.
Dec. 4, 2017 - Working for the LeBeau brothers logging operations in Kamloops, B.C., is like joining a fraternity.
Nov. 28, 2017 - Canadian Forest Industries Top 10 Under 40 contest is an annual tradition, drawing in nominations from coast-to-coast and recognizing young leaders in forestry. To individually acknowledge each winner and his or her contributions to the forest industry, CFI will feature each of our top 10 winners of 2017 over the next 10 weeks.

This week, we introduce our readers to Daniel Main.

Daniel is general manager at Main Logging in Terrace, B.C.

His love for logging dates back to when he was a toddler, napping at his dad’s feet in the cab of his machine, says Ferris Moxam, Daniel’s spouse.

“I see his love for logging every time we hit the road and can’t drive past a piece of equipment without taking a closer look; or when he falls asleep to videos of grapple yarders at work,” Moxam says.

Daniel is one of three brothers who took over the family business run out of Terrace, B.C. He started working as a logger after he graduated in 2005.

The 29-year-old isn’t just brawn, Moxam adds. He became a journeyman heavy duty mechanic and has taken numerous courses and workshops related to project management and logging specific training. Today as general manager he is active in sourcing and securing work, managing crews, maintaining equipment and running equipment when need arises. 

“Daniel has earned the respect of his colleagues and crew by never being afraid to put in long hours or get his hands dirty,” Moxam says.

Outside of the company, Daniel sits on the Terrace Economic Development Authority. Board member Kam Siemens describes Daniel as a hard working family man, and community minded. “Through all of this his creativity and innovative ways has allowed the company to flourish,” he says.

Stay tuned for next week's spotlight on Jessica Kaknevicius. 

And read last week's.
Nov. 28, 2017 - For a group of 20 or so loggers who make up JHL Forestry in northeastern Alberta, the job has several unique challenges, not the least of which is their diet: 90 per cent aspen.
Oct. 23, 2017 - CFI’s Top 10 Under 40 is one of my favourite projects of the year. This is a chance for us to tell the stories of hard working up and comers in the industry, as nominated by you!
Oct. 23, 2017 - Don’t be complacent about chain shot safety. Even very experienced operators can be exposed to the risk; manufacturers strive to design out hazards but a design that completely eliminates the chain shot hazard is a tall order.
Oct. 23, 2017 - Darrin Carter has been logging for 32 years. Like many other contractors in the industry, he first got into the business working for his father. When he reached 20 years of age, he decided to strike out on his own.
Oct. 23, 2017 - Don Matthew has a lot on his plate. The 45-year-old is both a band councillor for Simpcw First Nation and the founder and owner of Chinook Cove Contracting – a successful timber harvesting, pipeline maintenance, mechanical site prep and road building company in B.C. On top of this, he’s a husband and a father of three. How does he do it?
Sept. 11, 2017 - A 90-year-old logging outfit on Vancouver Island is closing up shop this year for good. The owner of W.D. Moore Logging says slim margins for small players are to blame.
Aug. 22, 2017 - Exhibit space is selling fast for the 2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show. Even though the event isn’t until April 5th and 6th, the show floor is now over 80 per cent sold out! Elbow-room only crowds are expected on both days of the region’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show at the Moncton Coliseum Complex, so don’t miss a chance to be part of this huge industry event.
Aug. 15, 2017 - As with any of Canada’s forest products companies, family-owned Teal-Jones Group is accustomed to facing challenges with steely resilience. In spite of the media storm around the U.S. duties, Teal’s pressing concern these days is about shrinking fibre supply in British Columbia. Reductions in allowable annual cut are occurring or are expected this year in Quesnel, Prince George, and Lakes timber supply areas.
Aug. 11, 2017 - If you’re a logging contractor or licensee, how do you know if your employees are qualified to do their job? How do you train a new employee and make sure they have all the information and skills to be able to be productive and safe in their position?
Aug. 8, 2017 - With 15 years of experience under his belt as an excavator operator working to build forest roads, Michael Lavoie was ready to be his own boss in 2012. But where would he find the $400,000 needed to buy two excavators to start his own road-building business? The 38-year-old knew he would be hard-pressed to count on banks, which can be somewhat reluctant when you start talking about forestry.
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