Eacom Timber plans to restart Timmins, Ontario, sawmill in second or third week of August; CEO says C$25M rebuild has transformed mill from 'cobbled together' facility to one of Eastern Canada's few completely new sawmills
August 1, 2013
– Eacom Timber Corp. is just weeks away from reopening its sawmill in Timmins, Ontario, according to a July 31 report by the Timmins Press.
President and COO Rick Collins said the company was looking to start the mill around the second or third week of August.
The sawmill has undergone a C$25 million reconstruction after it was destroyed by fire in January 2012. Collins said the final pieces of equipment were now being delivered, electricians and millwrights were on site, and many of the final technical parts of the mill were being assembled.
The mill has been improved from an old, “cobbled together” facility that had been through many owners, said Collins. He said it would now be one of the few mills in Eastern Canada that was completely new.
The new sawmill will employ around 100 and have the capacity to produce 20% more lumber than the old mill.
Collins said Eacom wanted to thank the community and mayor's office for its patience and support, adding that the company was "very glad" to be bringing back its employees to full employment.
The primary source of this article is the Timmins Press, Timmins, Ontario, on July 31, 2013.