Survey Snippets: one through 15
A collection of Survey Snippets from our 2016 Contractor Survey:
By Maria Church
Survey Snippet #1 – Logging rate increases uneven
Survey Snippet #2 – What’s fair contractor profit?
Survey Snippet #3 – Real world logging profits
Survey Snippet #4 – Things getting better?
Survey Snippet #5 – Machine operator earnings
Survey Snippet #6 – Operator benefits now key
Survey Snippet #7 – Operating cost trends
Survey Snippet #8 – Working hard?
Survey Snippet #9 – Fleet size
Survey Snippet #10 – Fleet replacement plans
Survey Snippet #11 – Logging’s next gen
Survey Snippet #12 – Logger succession planning
Survey Snippet #13 – Perks of being a logger
Survey Snippet #14 – Mill competition for fibre
Survey Snippet #15 – Contractors talk
The survey was conducted in April 2016 by independent research firm Bramm & Associates, generating over 230 replies to a detailed list of questions. Respondents were distributed according to the geographic breakdown of the forest industry, with 50 per cent in Western Canada, 25 per cent in Quebec, and the rest found in Ontario, Atlantic Canada, and central Canada. Within BC responses were almost evenly split between the BC coast and Interior. Many thanks to our sponsors for making the research possible – Hultdins, Stihl, Tigercat and Ponsse. Also made possible with support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC).