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Weyerhaeuser mill celebrates 10 years

2012 marks the 10th year of operation for Weyerhaeuser's laminated strand lumber (LSL) mill in Kenora, Ontario.


October 4, 2012
By John Tenpenny

The mill produces high-performance Trus Joist® TimberStrand® engineered lumber for use in the structural frames of homes, apartments and light commercial construction. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the mill will host a public open house, including tours of the facility, on Sunday, October 21, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 1000 Jones Road in Kenora. All members of the local community are welcome to attend. www.woodbywy.com

Weyerhaeuser employs 150 people at the Kenora mill, more than half of whom have been with the mill since it opened in October 2002. Over the years, the mill has been recognized for its safe operations, including certification by the Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association (OFSWA) and receiving an OFSWA “Regional Health and Safety Achievement Award.” In addition, the Recycling Council of Ontario recognized the Kenora mill with a Gold level Waste Minimization award in 2010.

“An anniversary like this is the result of the hard work of many people,” said Bill Candline, Kenora TimberStrand LSL plant manager. “I’m proud that so many of our people have been with us from the start. They keep us operating safely and efficiently, which has helped the mill weather the storm of the North American housing market downturn. I’m also appreciative of the many good people of Kenora and Ontario who have supported us over the years.”

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