Rebuilding Notre-Dame

It is not often that one can draw a clear line from the forest to the construction site. When it happens, it demonstrates the importance of trees and the timber industry, not just from an economic or engineering perspective but also from the lens of culture.



635H Skidder First Impressions

Forestiers R.B.E. Lasalle is a logging company owned by Richard Lasalle and his sons Eric and Benoit. Based out of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, the company purchased the very first 635H skidder in March 2020, however due to COVID-19, the machine did not go to work until the first week of June. Now that the machine has clocked over 2,500 hours (as of mid-February), it was a great time for Bre Elbourn to catch up with Eric to get his impressions.



Alabama Logger of the Year

Alabama’s Logger of the Year Michael Hutchins, founder of Hutch Trucking Inc. likes to get things right the first time. It’s why he has spent his entire life working hard and doing everything to the best of his ability. It’s this dedication to perfection that would serve him well for the rest of his life, but not before a few bumps in the road.


Automation

As Tigercat continues to invest heavily to improve manufacturing efficiency, Chris McMillan looks into Tigercat's latest highly automated milling machinery in 'On the Floor'.









Cedar Hill Services

On a wet and rainy February day in Arkansas, BTB and Tigercat district manager Heinz Pfeifer visited Jimmie McKinney, owner of Cedar Hill Services to learn about his business and his machines, a 234B loader, 724G feller buncher and 625E skidder.









Revival in Yakutat

Alaska’s remote and rugged landscape makes logging a challenge. Limited road connections, harrowing terrain and extreme weather are just some of the contributing factors. Nevertheless, forestry in Alaska holds much potential.



The Full Package

BTB catches up with Sunshine Logging Ltd. after the Kaslo, British Columbia based company purchased two Tigercat 850 processors, each equipped with the Tigercat 568 processing head.



Tick Season

The time of year has arrived (in the northern hemisphere) when temperatures begin to rise, flowers bloom, trees and grass turn green and everything comes to life. It is also the season that ticks become most active. When you spend every day working in the woods, it can be cause for concern.



Managing the Ogoki Forest

First Nations take control of timber management in Ontario’s Ogoki Forest. Partnering with a Thunder Bay post-secondary institution, the ultimate goal is to develop future careers in forestry in a bid to build a brighter future of economic development and environmental sustainability.


Lisa Schneider, Shedding Light on Field Safety

Field safety operations supervisor, Lisa Schneider, showcases her passion for field safety and forestry equipment through Instagram. Her love for Tigercat equipment, radiant personality and her awesome photography have been gaining attention online. In the process, Lisa is helping shed light on an important part of the forest industry that is sometimes overlooked – field safety.