Bois CFM receives $950K to support transition to Industry 4.0
By Ellen Cools
The federal government, through Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, is giving a repayable contribution of $950,000 to Bois CFM Inc., a plant that processes value-added wood and manufactures ash-based handling pallet components, as well as by-products that are used by large laminated panel manufacturing companies and pellet mills in Quebec. The company is the sole shareholder of the Coopérative forestière de La Matapédia.
According to a government news release, this funding will help Bois CFM boost its technological capabilities and its connectivity by completing its transition to Industry 4.0. Specifically, the money will allow the company to buy new, intelligent scanners.
This is the third and final optimization phase for the plant, which has recently renovated an existing building in order to relocate its plant, and purchased and installed new production equipment.
“We’re grateful for this new support from the Government of Canada for optimizing our plant. Bois CFM is one of the major players in the forestry sector, a true economic driver in Bas-Saint-Laurent. This new contribution has enabled us to purchase intelligent scanners, which will enable us to maximize our performance and create six jobs in the forest products processing sector,” said Simon Roy, general manager of Bois CFM, in a statement.