They were gathered by LOG (Logging Operations Group) survey-type questionnaires, sent to all the woodlands managers of the FERIC member pulp-and-paper companies, asking about harvesting practices and machinery used.
Ryans, "Future Woodlands Equipment Needs in Eastern Canada: 1992-2001," Technical Note TN-193, December 1992, FERIC Library, 3, where they predict shortwood systems to constitute 15 per cent of the total in 1991 and 31 per cent in 2001, based totally on the increasing popularity of the single-grip harvester.
Soaring energy prices, restrictions on available fibre, increased availability of low-cost foreign fibre, the value of the Canadian dollar, and the ongoing globalization of the industry are all factors, amongst others, that continue to pressure the Canadian Forest Sector," said Don Banks, board chair of FERIC.
Our objective is to ensure that FERIC, Forintek, and Paprican research teams continue to play a leading role in the restructuring of Canada's Forest Products Industry.
investigators hope to take the results from the Dryden trial and next spring's Kiosk run and follow it up with more broad-based trials across Northern Ontario.
will be hosting a Thunder Bay technology forum and seminar in mid-April focusing on energy efficiency issues in forestry trucking and practical methods to reduce ground disturbance during harvest.
The fifth version of MultiDat, just released, was in great demand in February with FERIC
scrambling to issue 250 licences in the field and offer free software upgrades.
b) In 2007, FERIC
, FORINTEK, and PAPRICAN merged to form FPInnovations.
Our objective is to ensure that FERIC
, Forintek and Paprican research teams continue to play a leading role in the restructuring of Canada's forest products industry," said Phil Latos, Chairman of the Board of Paprican.