Canadian Manufacturing

Northern Ontario sawmill gets $1.9M for modernization from province

White River Forest Products expects the upgrade project to create 15 new jobs at the lumber plant

April 12, 2018  by Canadian Staff

WHITE RIVER, Ont.—A Northern Ontario sawmill on a sleepy part of the Trans Canada Highway between Sudbury and Thunder Bay is scaling up its operations with the help of provincial funding.

The Ontario government announced April 10 that it has set aside $1.9 million for a modernization project at White River Forest Products. The funds come from the province’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund and will be spread out over a four year period.

Along with securing 161 jobs, the funds are expected to create 15 new positions at the White River sawmill.

The planned modernize project aims to boost the forestry operation’s output by 30 per cent and allow the company to develop new products.