The Quesnel Investment Corporation (QIC) has announced that it has sold the mill operation assets of the bankrupt C&C Wood Products Company, which they bought in 2020, to Kandola Forest Products (KFP) a Williams Lake forestry company. QCI says it intends to continue to operate the logging portion (Westside Logging) of the business separately. In a prepared statement KPF President Neal Kandola said, “We are confident that we will restore the sawmill as a successful, stable, long-term employer and operator in the City of Quesnel, given the thoughtful and thorough due diligence we undertook in considering our purchase. Over the coming years, we will be exploring further investments that will increase our employment numbers to greater than previous peak numbers.” Kandola went on to say the mill — which turns lumber into engineered wood, wall paneling, shiplap and glulam products — would rehire around 90 experienced workers in “high-paying, full-time positions.”
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Williams Lake forestry company buys abandoned Quesnel sawmill and puts people back to work