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Rubber and Wood June 13, 2019 11:30:33 AM

Hornepayne Lumber Receives $2M Funding to Reopen Idled Sawmill

Paul Ploumis
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Out of the $2.6 million funding, $2 million is being allotted to Hornepayne Lumber in Hornepayne to reopen the town’s sawmill, which shut its doors in November 2015.

Hornepayne Lumber Receives $2M Funding to Reopen Idled Sawmill

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Ontario has announced provincial funding of $2.6 million to Northern Ontario’s forestry sector. The funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) will support five projects in the Algoma Region and Manitoulin Island, which in turn will lead to creation of 138 new jobs. The announcement to this effect was made yesterday by Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.

Out of the $2.6 million funding, $2 million is being allotted to Hornepayne Lumber in Hornepayne to reopen the town’s sawmill, which shut its doors in November 2015. Kenogami Lake Lumber in Hallébourg will receive $255,349 towards purchase of forestry hauling equipment as part of its expansion plans.

$175,259 has been allotted to True North Timber in Chapleau for purchasing forestry hauling and harvesting equipment. TGT Trucking in Manitouwadge has been granted a sum of $166,820 to purchase forestry hauling equipment, enhance maintenance space and upgrade its operations information system. Also, EACOM Timber in Nairn Centre will make use of the allotted $41,058 to introduce a new trim block recovery system.

Rickford, in a government news release, highlighted the importance of forestry industry to the north’s economy. The government funding will help to make forestry sector more sustainable and create jobs for northern communities. Further, it sends a strong message to the whole world on Northern Ontario’s openness to businesses.

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