In some instances it is true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Unfortunately for Prince Harry it wasn’t quite to be. I’m pleased to be able to report that what happens in Prince George doesn’t stay in PG. Along with a small group of invited industry associates, I was privileged to represent Dakeryn Industries on a wonderful long weekend generously hosted by Carrier Lumber, August 23-26. It was exposure of a different kind that afforded opportunities to connect closeup and personal in visits with a key supplier: Bill Kordyban (President), Reg Foote (Sales Manager), Angela Patterson (Sales Associate), Terry Kuzma (Woodlands Manager), and Nelson Malcolm (Planer Manager). We engaged in meetings, gained unique and informative insights into Interior production updates, and experienced eye-opening tours of Carrier’s state-of-the-art sawmill and forestry operations. Enhanced by helicopter transport, the action-packed few days took us to Carrier’s stunning Bar K Ranch on beautiful Nukko Lake, 25 kilometres northwest of PG. Golf and beach volleyball, along with exploration of the northern Bar K’s expansive spread gave way to near highlight performance ATV adventure, merely upstaged by the gourmet dinners served up at the log house each evening.
A lumberman’s summer holiday mill trip extraordinaire!