Resolute Forest Products, Thunder Bay sawmill has just passed an important milestone. The mill has now processed four billion board feet of construction-grade lumber. Originally opened in 2003 by Abitibi-Consolidated the mill located in Fort William First Nation land and employs may community members. It was the first mill in Canada to work under regulations created by the federal First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act, which facilitates industrial development with First Nations on their land. In 2018, Resolute, the current owner, invested $11 million in the facility to modernize the planer line and optimize its regional sawmill operations. In prepared remarks, Resolute President and CEO Yves Laflamme said the employees can take pride in producing “a cost-effective, energy-efficient, high-quality building material from an abundant, renewable resource.”
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