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San Group buys specialty sawmill in Port Alberni


April 28, 2020
By PJ Boyd
PJ Boyd
From left: San Group owners Kamal Sanghera (CEO), Suki Sanghera (president) and Paul Deol (vice-president, manufacturing) stand where their new small diameter mill will reside, on the same site as a large diameter mill the company purchased in 2017, located just outside of urban Port Alberni, B.C. Photo by Adam Kveton.

San Group, a Surrey, B.C.-based forestry group, has purchased another mill in Port Alberni, B.C., expanding their operations on Vancouver Island.

A month ago, the company purchased the former Chalwood Forest Products mill in Port Alberni. The Chalwood mill had been shut down for more than a year, but San Group now has it operating as they continue to clean up the site, Alberni Valley News reports. Acquisition of the new mill means San Group can “literally take a tree from harvest to home,” says owner Kamal Sanghera.

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