A sawmill in Prince George, British Columbia will be reconstructed on the same site after being destroyed by an explosion and fire that killed two people last year.
“April 23, 2012 was the worst day in our company’s history, and it began a year of challenge and sorrow for all of us,” said Greg Stewart, president of Sinclair Group Forest Products, which is the parent company of Lakeland Mills.
“I want to acknowledge the families of Glenn Roche and Al Little, the two employees who lost their lives that night. It is in their memory, and to honor all those impacted by this tragic event, that we will rebuild for the future.”
The Sinclair Group recently announced plans to start construction this summer on a new sawmill, which will replace a facility that was destroyed about one year ago. Demolition crews have begun to remove debris at the site. However, the design of the new sawmill hasn’t been completed, so details such as its size and production capacity are not yet available.
The mill will continue to produce stud lumber, with the ability to manufacture metric lengths in addition to the American Lumber Standard.
From The Journal Of Commerce: http://www.journalofcommerce.com/article/id54694/–prince-george-sawmill-will-be-rebuilt