Canadian Manufacturing

Canfor investing $30M in B.C. sawmill upgrades

Will upgrade log processing, lumber handling and residual systems at Polar sawmill in Bear Lake, B.C.



VANCOUVER—Canfor Corp. plans to invest about $30-million in one of its British Columbia sawmills in a bid to boost productivity and cost performance at the facility.

According to the Canadian firm, it will upgrade the log processing, lumber handling and residual systems at its Polar sawmill in Bear Lake, B.C., north of Prince George.

The company also plans to replace electrical components and portions of the sawmill’s infrastructure.

Canfor said the design and technologies used in the upgrades will aim to mitigate the hazards associated with combustible dust.

“Canfor continues to be proactive in investing in our mills to ensure we have competitive facilities that can operate in all market conditions,” Canfor president and CEO Don Kayne said in a statement.

Work is set to begin this month.

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