Skeena Sawmills is on the verge of announcing substantial improvements to its milling facility and associated works along Hwy16 west of Terrace.
Now the only substantial mill in the region, Skeena Sawmills is owned by Roc Holdings Ltd. based in the Lower Mainland.
The company is part of a substantial real estate, development and construction conglomerate located in China, a country that is one of the world’s largest lumber consumers and where demand is expected to increase.
Details of cost and the scope of the improvements have yet to be released but work to increase lumber milling capacity is expected to start this winter and within the mill’s existing buildings.
“Once the upgrade is complete, the plan is to go to two full shifts. Everything will have to double,” said plant manager Lionel Chabot last week.
That means adding to the workforce at the mill. Skeena Sawmills now employs approximately 80 people, processing up to 300,000 cubic metres of wood a year. read more >>