Eacom Timmins mill to restart in July
Making the best of a bad situation, EACOM Timber says its rebuilt sawmill in Timmins, set to open in July, will have greater capacity than the mill that was destroyed by fire in January 2012.
January 14, 2013 By Daily Press
“The operation is going to be producing more lumber than it was previously because we’re expanding the mill somewhat,” Rick Doman, EACOM’s president and chief executive, told the Timmins Daily Press. “We’ll be looking at increasing capacity at about 20 to 25% than previously, so it’s quite significant.”
The company is investing $25 million to rebuild the mill.
“We spent additional capital in this rebuild than we originally planned so that we could increase our production and capacity,” Doman said. “Our goal is to create a more stable environment and the best way to do that is to ensure all our mills are as cost-competitive as possible.
This will be “better for the people employed there because what it means is the mill is that much more competitive in the global wood market.”
Doman expects the construction to be completed and the sawmill to restart operations by July.
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