New technology helps B.C. mills manage post-beetle supply drop

Necessity has been the mother of invention for companies making good wood out of bad.

Sorting lumber at West Fraser’s Fraser Lake sawmill. New scanning technology has helped companies generate revenue out of previously worthless wood.

BC’s Interior forestry industry is counting on cutting-edge sawmill technologies to soften the blow of the heavily reduced annual allowable cut anticipated in the wake of the mountain pine beetle infestation.