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My final sign off


octobre 3 2017

Another summer has come and gone, and I am so pleased with how it went! For my last blog, there are three different points I wanted to touch on. They are all very different topics so I’ll dive right in. During my last…

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“Plane” and simple


septembre 7 2017

Over the summer, I was able to get to know some of the operations outside of the sawmill. Those places include the kilns, energy plant, and planer mill! I wanted to touch base about these because they are imperative to our lumber production!…

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Measuring up to the challenge


août 21 2017

This week, I had the opportunity to head out to the log yard and practice some scaling. We have scalers at Blue Ridge, who are all excellent at their jobs. It was a great opportunity to learn from one of them, and I…

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Where the Rivers Meet


août 21 2017

Where the Rivers Meet In my first blog I mentioned I wanted to talk about the Whitecourt area. My family moved here nine years ago, and I’ve I really grown fond of this place. Not only do we boast one of last years…

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Cracking down on Quality


août 21 2017

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s August! Warmer weather means harvesting is up and running here in Blue Ridge. In the last few weeks I got to go out with a couple of our operations supervisors to check out the quality of logs…

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Logs to Boards – How does a sawmill work?


juillet 26 2017

gillian-stauffer-sawmill-blog-In blog #2 I talked about how I pull sample boards from some of the machine centres in the saw mill, so I thought for this blog it would be a good idea to go over those machine centres while describing the flow…

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Cadomin Kid


juillet 12 2017

I would like to start this post by acknowledging the incredible firefighters, first responders, and the other folks working hard on the BC forest fires right now. Your hard work is incredibly appreciated, thank you. For those that have been affected or evacuated,…

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The Sherlock Holmes of Blue Ridge


juin 29 2017

When I tell my friends I am working Quality Control, a lot of them aren’t too sure what exactly the job entails. To be quite honest, I wasn’t even too sure what to expect. Essentially, my job is to ensure that the specifications…

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Hello everyone!


juin 14 2017

Hello everyone! I would like to start this post by thanking FPAC for the opportunity to share my experiences this summer through this amazing internship. I would also like to thank West Fraser and everyone else who has taken the time to introduce…

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