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Resolute to restart Ignace, Ont., sawmill

January 14, 2021  By  Ellen Cools

Resolute Forest Products plans to restart its sawmill in Ignace, Ont., starting February 8. The sawmill closed in 2019 as a result of poor market conditions, CBC News reports.

About 25 employees will work at the mill once it is restarted, operating one shift per week. The company’s goal is to add a second shift in a couple months, and then another half-shift, ultimately resulting in 60 jobs.

Five new jobs will also be added at Resolute’s sawmill near Atikokan, Ont., because the company plans to dry wood from Ignace in the kilns at Atikokan.

Resolute is restarting the mill because of a stronger lumber market, stable wood supply, and the Ontario government’s recently released forest strategy, Seth Kursman, Resolute’s vice-president of corporate communications, sustainability and government affairs, told CBC News.


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