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Lavern Heideman & Sons embarking on $16.9 million sawmill expansion

Nov. 30, 2016 - Eganville, Ont., sawmill Lavern Heideman & Sons is expanding its operations.

The $16.9 million expansion project includes modernizing infrastructure, purchasing new equipment and consolidating operations.

The project will also create 18 new jobs at the mill in addition to sustaining 90 existing ones.

The company’s first sawmill became operational in 1976. “This is an important investment to secure jobs for employees in our region both at the sawmill and in the sustainable management of Ontario’s renewable resource, forests,” said vice-president of Lavern Heideman & Sons Kris Heideman.

“Working with the province to expand advanced manufacturing at our Eganville mill demonstrates our confidence in the future of forestry,” he said. 

The $16.9 million dollar project is being partially funded by the Ontario government, which is contributing $4 million over a period of five years. 

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The Lavern Heideman & Sons sawmill in Eganville, Ont.
Photo//Government of Ontario

November 30, 2016  By  Tamar Atik

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