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TimberWest forest management


June 28, 2004
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Through a restructure of its harvesting operations, TimberWest hopes to transform its business into a focused fores…

Through a restructure of its harvesting operations, TimberWest hopes to transform its business into a focused forestland management company. Currently, TimberWest contracts out 50% of its harvesting. Now, it will contract out the remainder of its logging activities to unionized contractors on a competitive-bid basis. The private forest land owner anticipates the creation of new job opportunities through the contracting out of its logging practices, as an increased number of contractors will be involved in the process.

Although the company’s 430 hourly paid employees will continue to be represented by the IWA, as TimberWest moves from managing production crews to the administration of contracts, the roles and responsibilities of some of its 85 salaried employees will change.

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