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Kandola Forest Products to reopen specialty mill in Quesnel, BC


April 20, 2021
By Kandola Forest Products

Kandola Forest Products (KCU) recently purchased and will soon be reopening the specialty sawmill formerly known as C&C Wood Products in Quesnel, British Columbia.

At its peak, the C&C Wood Products sawmill employed approximately 185 people across its remanufacturing facilities, logging and hauling divisions. With the reopening, KCU will be bringing back about 90 local, high-paying, full-time jobs to Quesnel by the end of 2021. Among those returning are several key employees who previously worked at the operation. To complement their talents, experience and knowledge, additional management positions will be added.

“We are confident that we will restore the sawmill as a successful, stable, long-term employer and operator in the City of Quesnel, given the thoughtful and thorough due diligence we undertook in considering our purchase,” said Neal Kandola, president and CEO of Kandola Forest Products. “Over the coming years, we will be exploring further investments that will increase our employment numbers to greater than previous peak numbers.”

Production at the sawmill will begin in late April 2021, remanufacturing lumber into value-added products such as engineered wood, interior wall paneling and shiplap, and mass timber glulam products. KCU’s customers include large retailers and building centres throughout Canada and the United States.

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