REPORTING · 6th July 2010
Today, and through the past few days, logging trucks have been hauling back into the center of Terrace. Timber Baron Contracting has set up a debarking and processing facility on the former Terrace Lumber Company Land.
Mike Thompson, manager of the facility suggests there will likely be up to 50 people employed to deliver, process and export their product. Thompson and his family have operated Timber Baron in the Northwest for over 25 years; however this is the first time they have set up operations in Terrace. Previously they were established in Stewart and the Meziadin area as well as Prince Rupert.
The plan is to purchase and harvest logs from various license holders and have them delivered to the Terrace log sort yard for processing. The processed logs will then be containerized and trucked to Prince Rupert for shipping to off shore markets. Timber Baron has already established themselves as a successful exporter and Thompson stated they were the first Company in the region to legally export logs. They are continually looking for new local areas to profitably harvest to supply their customers across the globe, primarily China and other Asian destinations.
Soon there will be the familiar sight of more logging trucks rolling into Terrace and Container trucks rolling out westbound to Prince Rupert.
Comment by les wamough on 11th July 2010
50 jobs is great. A Sawmill cutting those logs would employ 120 more people. The mills here shutting down has put 400 people out of work, not counting Eurocan,. hen will the media do a gutsy exspose of the sate of our forest industry. Trucking lumber from Burns Lake to Prince Rupert, and the mills here are closed. Whats up with that? les
Comment by Daryl Skinner on 7th July 2010
I am not in the logging industry but I know a few that were and it has been sad to see so many peoples lives uprooted here in the northwest due to the loss of employment.
So I on behalf of many here in Terrace would like to thank Timberbarron for thier contribution of employment.