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Forestry and Natural Resources


Market Research Associates Ltd. (MRA) project experience in the wood products industry includes the following:

  • 2008 - 2009.  Nortek Resource Solution Inc.  Stumpage Survey.  Market surveys and analysis. 

  • 2005 - 2007.  Aqualog Company Inc.  Research in harvesting, processing and the international market demand for sunken logs.  Feasibility study, developed market strategy and branding concepts to position product. 

  • 2006.  Sasco Wood Preservatives, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Investigation of the potential North American demand for an innovative product that protects against wood moulds.  Chemical research, literature research, market research and evaluation. 

  • 2004.  Wood Truss Sector / Capacity Study.  Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).  Supply and Demand (including exports) Analysis of Wood Truss Sector in Atlantic Canada and New Brunswick.  Demand analysis based on:  interest and mortgage rates, population growth, income growth and exchange rates. 

  • Structural Insulated Panels (Oriented Strand Board) Market and Feasibility Study for a new Plant in Nova Scotia.  Project report by Robin Rodger and Robert Baillie.

  • Chedebucto Log Homes Market Study for Expansion Plan. Project report supervised by R. Rodger.

  • Able Craftsman Outdoor Wooden Furniture Market and Feasibility Study (winner of the Atlantic Chamber of  Commerce Entrepreneurial Award).  Project report by R. Rodger.

  • Compressed Fire Log Production Market and Feasibility Study for East Coast Specialty Hardwood.  Project report by R. Rodger and Robert Baillie.

  • Wood Pellet Plant Market and Feasibility Study for MacLaughlin Enterprises Ltd.  Project report  R. Rodger.

  • Market and Feasibility Study for Wooden Boat Building – A Project for the Town of Canso by R. Rodger and George Rogers.  Project report by R. Rodger.

  • Technical and Economic Feasibility Study for a New Type of Mobile Sawmill for Acadia Sawmills.  Project report by R. Rodger.

  • Market and Feasibility Study on Composted Wood Waste for Scott Paper. Project report  by R. Rodger and Walter Temeer.

  • Market Study and Market Plan for Kelly’s Curio Cabinet Specialties. Project supervised by R. Rodger.

  • Cottage Woodworkers Market Study and Market Plan for Wooden Furniture Exports.  Project report by R. Rodger and Robert Baillie. 

  • Southwest Shore Regional Development Agency Development Plan (Forestry Sector) Project report by R. Rodger and Robert Baillie

  • Nova Scotia Capacity Study for Wood Cabinets (SIC –2542 and NAICS 304-0015) including exports, imports, production, market size, growth trends, composition, competitors.  Project Report by R. Rodger and Robert Baillie

  • Market Study, Financial Feasibility and Business Plan for Retrieving and Processing Submerged Logs.  Project Report by R. Rodger.

Project experience in other natural resource industries includes the following:

  • Dimensional Limestone Market Study

  • Dimensional Slate Rock Market Study

  • Gyprock (Gypsum) Wallboard Market Study

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