Ontario Sawmill Invests

Lavern Heideman & Sons Ltd, out of Eganville, ON, announced plans this week to spend $16.9 million to modernize the company’s Eganville, ON, sawmill. Four mil- lion dollars of the project cost will come from the Ontario provincial government. Eighteen new jobs are expected to be created by the upgrade, which will increase production capacity at the mill by roughly 60 per cent.

Ontario Sawmill Investment

Laverne Heideman & Sons Ltd. plans to modernize its infrastructure, purchase new equipment and consolidate some of its operations at its mill in Eganville, ON—not far from Pembroke, ON.

The company will receive $4 million from the Ontario government to support the project, becoming the first funding recipient under the province’s new Forestry Growth Fund.

The project is expected to create 18 new jobs at the sawmill, which opened in 1974, as well as increase the company’s production and exports.