Watching the news last night and the slowing economy in the US is affecting the forestry based communities. The lumber sales to the states is falling off because the construction industry in the USA is slowed down to nothing. A community like where I live is going to be affect pretty good. If the loggers get laid off they are not spending any money. Parts stores and business that cater to the forest industry will have to lay people off. Another industry that will be affected will be the gravel mines because quite abit of gravel is barged to the USA close to 10,000 or more tons a month just from one mine. Less production at the mines more job losses another higher paying jobs gone. The economists say you guys south of the boarder are in for a recession how about getting Bush to spend some money on your own country than overseas. Your country is 9 trillion dollars in debt Not good news there will be quite a few famillies in this area alone will be hurting this winter if they loose their jobs. The repo man might be knocking on the door of some of these guys because they are my age just bought a house have 2000-2500 a month house payment and a familly to feed. There will be lots of equipment operators looking for work that are used to making 24 to 30 dollars per hour. There might be allot of used equipment on the market if there is no work for it.