Dubreuil Forest Products of Dubreuilville, Ontario, to restart production after five-year shut, plans to restore two-thirds of original operation with 140 workers running two shifts

LOS ANGELES , June 18, 2013 () – Ontario's Dubreuil Forest Products may begin production this summer, according to the sawmill's general manager Dave Jennings.

The mill in Dubreuilville in the province's northeast has been mothballed for five years, Northern Ontario Business reported on June 10 .

Jennings said a late summer start-up was likely, pending the issue of a license by the Ministry of Natural Resources and finalizing wood supply and finance agreements. Jennings said mill officials were confident that market conditions were now "headed in the right direction."

Management is proposing a two-shift, random length operation that will employ about 140, Northern Ontario Business reported. This will restore about two-thirds of the original operation, representing about 145 thousand board ft.

Sales will be handled by the mill's parent, the Buchanan Group in Thunder Bay, which recently restarted its mill near Sioux Lookout at Hudson.

Dubreuil Forest Products hopes to secure 750,000 m3 of logs to supply the mill. A portion will be supplied by the Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation, which was set up earlier this year to manage timber sales in Crown forests around Marathon, Manitouwadge and Pic Mobert First Nation, Northern Ontario Business reported.

The primary source of this article is Northern Ontario Business, Sudbury, Ontario, on June 10, 2013.

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