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Northern B.C. wood manufacturing businesses receive funding

May 17, 2024  By CFI Staff

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Northern B.C.’s manufacturing sector is set to expand with a $1.2 million investment from the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BCMJF). Two wood products manufacturers are set to receive some of the funding, which aims to support job creation, economic diversification, and sustainable practices in rural communities.

Houston’s DH Manufacturing, a secondary wood-product manufacturer specializing in finger joint lumber, dunnage, strips, and lathe products, will receive $480,000. This funding will support the installation of a new finger jointer to enhance productivity and create higher-value products from residuals and lower-grade fiber, while protecting 40 existing jobs.

Tsi Del Del Development Corporation, a business 100 per cent owned and operated by the Tŝideldel First Nation in 94 Mile House, is allocated $422,000. The funding will be used to purchase equipment for a biomass sort yard, centralizing the processing of waste wood that would otherwise be burned. This project will manufacture higher-value products and create 16 new jobs.

In a statement, the provincial government said these investments align with B.C.’s strategy to foster a cleaner, more diverse economy, particularly in its rural regions, by supporting local manufacturers and helping build sustainable, well-paying jobs across various sectors.


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