Holbrook Dyson Logging (HDL) is a stump-to-dump logging contractor on northern Vancouver Island.
HDL employs approximately 50 people and contractors to conduct falling, yarding, loading, hauling, road maintenance, roadside brushing and road construction operations. The company is also capable of dry land sorting and log booming. In addition to its contract with Western Forest Products, HDL also harvests timber and constructs roads for other licensees and through successful bids directly with BC Timber Sales.
HDL was incorporated in 1979 to provide log-harvesting services for Canadian Forest Products’ Englewood Division (Canfor), on TFL 37. HDL changed ownership in 2003 through share purchase by the Alm-Wood Group. This group has considerable experience ranging from timber development to log marketing on the coast of British Columbia.
Through its relationship with Canfor and then Western Forest Products (WFP), HDL meets the International Standards Organization (ISO 14001) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Z809) requirements. Since WFP’s takeover of TFL 37 in 2006, the company has also become part of WFP’s Chain of Custody Sustainable Forestry (SFI) certification. In addition, HDL complies with WFP’s and BC Timber Sales Environmental Management Systems (EMS). HDL is a SAFE/ Certified Company with the BC Forest Safety Council.
- Strive for and achieve a competitive advantage and a high measure of profitability, while maintaining high quality, efficient and environmentally sound logging practices
- Ensure the highest level of safe working conditions, to reduce the occurrence of time loss and maintain SAFE Certification with the BC Forest Safety Council
- Create and foster high employee morale through positive labour relations
- Ensure a high degree of compliance with the British Columbia Forest and Range Practices Act, Forest Practices Code and other environmental regulations.