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San Group launches first new B.C. sawmill in 15 years


June 9, 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.

Following a 2017 purchase of a former Coulson Manufacturing mill in Port Alberni, B.C., by San Group, British Columbia now sees its first new sawmill in 15 years as San Group begins operations at a new mill located beside its 2017 purchase.

The new mill, as reported by CHEK News, will partner with its neighbouring mill to turn second- and third-growth small-diameter logs into lumber products that will be sent to markets around the world.

“Incredible happiness for our guys here who did the work, and for the community but most importantly for Kamal and Suki Sanghera,” said San Group Port Alberni general manager Bruce Molander. “This has been their dream and to see it actually come to pass is very, very cool.”

To watch a video of the new mill and read the full story, click here.

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