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NorSask makes $3.5M sawmill investment

NorSask Forest Products will be proceeding with a capital investment project in its planer mill operations at its Meadow Lake sawmill in Saskatchewan.


August 22, 2012
By NorSask Forest Products

The value of the project is $3.5 million.

NorSask Forest Products said this investment represents the first major phase of a multi-year capital investment program, intended to enhance productivity and cost performance.

For this phase of investment, NorSask Forest Products is working with Wolftek Industries Inc., Carbotech International, and VAB Solutions as major equipment vendors for the project which will include a lineal grade optimizer, trimsaws, and a high speed mainline end stacker.

“This project reinforces NorSask’s commitment to a sustainable long term operation in the Province of Saskatchewan and enhances our productivity and competitiveness on a global scale.” said Trevor Reid, President & CEO.

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This news comes on the heels of a recently announced development of an environmentally sustainable biomass power generation project by Meadow Lake Tribal Council.

NorSask Forest Products is a 100% owned subsidiary of MLTC Resource Development and currently employs 86 full time employees.

“This new equipment at the cutting edge of the technology will enable NorSask Forest Products to significantly increase its production efficiency by increasing their productivity and the quality of their product,” said Marc Voyer Eng, Vice President, General Manager of VAB Solutions, which signed a contract to install a complete Planer Mill Lumber Grading Optimizer for the Meadow Lake mill.