For many years the Canfor’s Fort St. John mill battled extreme muddy and contaminated soil conditions. As a result, 988 Cat mobile loaders were unable to transfer logs to the mill during spring and fall seasons resulting in disruptions to lumber production.
Paradox Access Solutions engineered, supplied, and installed a turn-key reinforcement solution for our log yard storage and transfer areas.
The multi-million dollar project eliminated all downtime related to log supply soil conditions while improving mill production, employee morale, safety and reducing mobile equipment operating costs.
Initial cost savings estimated (yr):
- Fuel savings $50k
- Loader maintenance $125k
- Tires and wearable parts $75k
- Avoided production loss $750k