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ost of us either drive rural roads to and from work everyday, or use these roads on week-ends. As our spring weather slowly arrives, the abundance of wildlife is noticeable. Deer-vehicle crashes continue to be a major concern for motorists. The majority of deer-vehicle collisions occur during the months of October and November when deer are most active during the breeding phase. However, many collisions also occur during spring fawning, when yearling deer are seeking out new home ranges. Regardless of the time of year, motorists should be aware of the potential for deer to cross roads at anytime. Taking proper precautions like driving slow during evening and night time hours and scanning roadsides for deer can prevent many of these accidents from occurring.
Coulson Manufacturing is currently on a small (2000 M3) cedar cut for internal customers. The key focus and measurables for this cut are:
We will be evaluating our costs and inventory at the conclusion of this cut and will use this information to evaluate any future possibilities.
Two helicopters remain slated for Greek contracts, C-FMAY is currently on a vessel to Hamburg, and C-GBSF undergoes conversion to a firefighter including heavier hard points, tank installation and utility interior. We are hopeful to hear on these contracts this first week of May.
C-FXEC will remain servicing Exxon offshore of Melbourne, Australia. The drilling work she has been servicing has had some good results which has turned into some contract extensions. News on “Gippsland Drilling” can be found at http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-04-21/exxon-studies-oil-find-in-australian-venture-with-bhp-update1-.html
C-FCLM has now arrived in Jalalasbad, Afghanistan. John Currie, Jim Tarnowski and Harry Schlientz did a great job of working their way across 9 countries. Routing map below.
COULSON FLYING TANKERS
Our Cessna amphibious C-FHWI has been sold and will be delivered to Ontario by Pete Killin and the new owner this week.
Hawaii Mars winter maintenance continues. NDT was completed last week while engine and airframe inspection work continues. We met with the Province of BC last week and worked on a possible framework for inclusion in the provincial program this summer.