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LigniBel sawmill to re-open in NS

A Pictou County, N.S. sawmill that closed last year could be back in business this fall, employing at least 70 people.

Owners of the Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Pulp Mill in Abercrombie Point are hoping that acquiring the Ligni Bel sawmill will help to ensure a steady supply of woodchips, as the Northern Pulp mill requires a steady supply of woodchips in order to make its bleached kraft pulp.

The Ligni Bel sawmill in nearby Scotsburn used to supply Northern Pulp with woodchips, but it shut down last November when over half of its wood supply was lost due to the closure of the NewPage paper mill in Point Tupper, N.S.

Read more: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/plan-in-the-works-to-re-open-n-s-sawmill-1.903167#ixzz23Kax0Hfl


August 12, 2012
By Scott Jamieson


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