Canadian Biomass Magazine

New pellet and sawmill planned for BC

November 18, 2011
By Scott Jamieson

Nov 18, Terrace, BC - An export log company in this northwestern BC community is planning to build a $40 million sawmill to cut specialty lumber and produce pellets with the residuals.

According to an article in the Terrace Standard, Coast Tsimshian Resources, the company owned by the Lax
Kw’alaams First Nation of Port Simpson, would build the facility on 20
acres of the company-owned Poirier log yard. Company general manager Wayne Drury said the plan represents Coast Tsimshian’s desire to move away from whole log exports.

“A specialty mill where we can adapt our cuts means we
can easily adapt to a customer’s needs,” said Drury. “It won’t be a
huge mill, but it will be very specialized and be very
flexible.” Drury said the company has customers lined up for the white wood pellets it plans to produce.

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