LA DORÉ, Que.—Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced major investments totaling $12,956,700 in its La Doré wood products facilities, located in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec.
Resolute says it plans to integrate new technologies into the manufacturing processes in order to improve energy efficiency and “…sustain the facilities’ continuously enhanced performance in an ever-changing competitive environment.”
“This is a significant investment for the future of our La Doré facilities,” said Yves Laflamme, president and chief executive officer. “We can count on innovation, regional solidarity and the pride our people have in their work to overcome the challenges facing our industry.”
Resolute employs close to 250 people at the La Doré sawmill, planer mill and finger-jointing facility, and more than 2,000 in the surrounding Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.
The investments involve upgrades to several areas of the operations, including:
- Rebuilding the infeed section of the sawmill
- Adding programmable logic controllers to identify and optimally cut each log
- Launch of a new lumber packaging system in the planer mill
- Adding two new electric boilers for the drying process