Saskatchewan’s town of Battleford welcomes new lumber business
September 26, 2022 By Jennifer Ellson
Saskatchewan’s town of Battleford is granting a three-year tax abatement to a new lumber remanufacturing business coming to town, as part of the municipality’s Commercial-Industrial-Incentive Program.
Battleford’s chief administrative officer Ash Alam told CFI that the Saskatoon-based ABMT Wood Solutions is in the process of buying land and build a facility in the town’s commercial-industrial area.
Alam explained that ABMT’s specialty is to reclaim and repurpose prime lumber from wooden grain elevators, which are towering wood structures to store and prepare grain before shipping via rails and roads. No longer being used commercially, many of these structures are sitting abandoned.
“These elevators were built from pristine lumber. ABMT takes these structures down, and repurpose the lumber to be re-used to create beautiful spaces to live and work in,” Alam said.
He added that the municipality is excited to welcome a new business that will open doors for many jobs for locals and the Indigenous community.
According to Alam, ABMT is hoping to have the facility operating before the end of this year.
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