B.C. may have trouble keeping up with the demand for their wood, due to low resources
British Columbia‘s forest sector has been cut back so severely in recent years that now that demand for their wood is surging, the companies are having a difficult time physically meeting the demand.
In Gordon Hamilton’s article in The Vancouver Sun, he mentioned the following shortages:
- shortage of logging trucks
- shortage of rail cars
- shortage of workers – many who have moved on to the oil, gas, or mining industry
- shortage of truck drives
- shortage of logging equipment
- shortage of parts for mothballed logging machinery
Very few workers seem to have much loyalty left for a industry that broke them. Meanwhile the demand from Asia for B.C.’s lumber continues to increase.
Read the article:
China’s surging demand for lumber straining depleted B.C. forest sector – Heavy cuts during the downturn left the logging sector ill-equipped to ramp up again now (The Vancouver Sun)