Supporting The Forest Industry In Timmins
McGuinty Government Re-Energizing Northern Forestry Sector, Creating Jobs
Millson Forestry Services of Timmins has accepted a wood supply offer from the province to manufacture fuel briquettes for domestic and international markets. This will create and maintain up to 17 jobs when the project is fully operational, spurring local economic development.
In addition, with support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the company is putting together a mobile briquette plant, the first of its kind in Ontario. The plant will be moved to harvest areas to access materials like tree branches left by forestry operations. These materials will then be used to make the briquettes.
The wood supply competition is putting Ontario's unused wood to work while the government takes steps to introduce a new forest tenure and pricing system. Helping build a stronger forest industry is an important part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities in Northern Ontario.
- Millson Forestry Service Inc. is a forestry management and contracting company that has been operating in northeastern Ontario since 1980.
- The government is investing $1 million in this initiative through the NOHFC's Enterprises North Job Creation Program.
- Ontario received 115 submissions under the Provincial Wood Supply Competitive Process from forest companies requesting access to underused wood to support forestry activities.
“This is a wonderful example of our government supporting entrepreneurial innovation to promote the efficient use of our forestry resources. I'm pleased the wood supply competition is creating economic opportunities throughout the region.”
“Through the wood supply initiative, we are supporting solid, innovative proposals that will strengthen the forest products sector creating jobs throughout the province, and particularly in the North.”
“We believe that the future success of the forest industry in Northern Ontario depends on our collective desire and ability to make the most effective and efficient use of our resource. We are very pleased that the Ontario Government has created the opportunity for our company and others to pursue innovative forestry ventures.”