‘The little mill that can’: Inside Tolko Armstrong
Oct. 22, 2018 - Tolko Armstrong in the B.C. Interior is undergoing a $35-million capital investment project to optimize its sawmill facility. In 2015 the planer mill had a similar $18-million treatment and now boasts impressive speeds and automation.
By Maria Church
“Armstrong is known as the little mill that can. We propose an initiative and we embrace it,” says Jerry Epp, projects/construction manager for Tolko’s Armstrong Division. “We run every species and … we don’t want to see a logs drive past our mill. We’ve adapted and modified things so we’ll be able to take everything.”
Tolko Armstrong Lumber Safety Supervisor Peter Foodikoff takes CFI on a tour inside the Armstrong sawmill and planer mill.
Look for a full feature article on the mill’s investments in a future issue of the magazine.