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‘The little mill that can’: Inside Tolko Armstrong

Maria Church

October 22, 2018
By Maria Church


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.  

“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.