Canadian Biomass Magazine

B.C. logger weathers industry challenges by diversifying operations

February 16, 2023
By Canadian Biomass staff

Clan Logging trucks its wood chips to the West Fraser pulp mill and Pacific BioEnergy’s wood pellet plant in Prince George (since closed). Photo: Annex Business Media.

Claude Paquet has seen it all. A veteran of the forestry industry, Paquet has been logging since 1971, when he got his start by selling his car for a skidder and hitchhiking to logging sites.

Having been in the industry for so long, Paquet knows how to weather its ups and downs. As wildfires, pests and a struggling market have forced the B.C. forest industry into a downturn, Paquet has diversified his operations, and recently identified a new opportunity: grinding wood waste.

Read CFI’s profile on Clan Logging: Jack of all trades.


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