Logging Profiles
Oct. 18, 2018 – For six years now, Canadian Forest Industries has showcased the achievements and potential of young forestry leaders in our Top 10 Under 40. In order to individually acknowledge and highlight the contributions of each winner, CFI will feature one of 2018's winners every week for the next 10 weeks.
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. 11, 2018 – TimberWest recently announced that it is committed to pursuing carbon neutrality over the next 10 years and has taken the first significant step in the process by measuring a total carbon footprint going beyond just its operations to incorporate supply chain energy use, forest carbon and its distribution network.
Oct. 10, 2018 – For six years now, Canadian Forest Industries has showcased the achievements and potential of young forestry leaders in our Top 10 Under 40. In order to individually acknowledge and highlight the contributions of each winner, CFI will feature one of 2018's winners every week for the next 10 weeks.
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. 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. 3, 2018 - Enabling the next generation to succeed is the only way to preserve the future of any industry. Canadian Forest Industries is proud to be running its sixth consecutive annual issue showcasing the Top 10 forestry leaders under 40 years old.
Sept. 27, 2018 - When 27-year-old Francis Brulotte sits in the cab of his brand new eight-wheel Komatsu 931XC harvester, his eyes light up as if he were a young boy receiving a new toy he’d been dreaming of for years. “I’ve always been fascinated by Komatsu machines and particularly Isuzu engines since they are heavy-duty and fuel efficient,” he says.
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.
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. 20, 2018 - Employee benefits can be an important factor in recruiting and retaining the next generation of loggers, but not all companies are able to offer these benefits – and fewer do today than two years ago.
Sept. 12, 2018 - On average, forestry equipment operators and drivers across Canada are earning $29 per hour, although, not surprisingly, the rates vary significantly by region.
Sept. 5, 2018 - Are logging contractors across Canada seeing their profits slip away?
Aug. 29, 2018 - With lumber prices at record highs over the past year and experts predicting a “super-cycle”, it’s not surprising that logging contractors across Canada expect their slice of the profit pie.
Aug. 24, 2018 - More than a third of contractors across Canada say their logging rates are unchanged from five years ago. This marks an eight per cent increase in the number of contractors who reported that in our survey two years ago.
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