Terrace Standard informed that Skeena Sawmills started the first phase of the modernization project at its sawmill in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. According to the disclosed information, at the current CAD 10 million phase the company is buying a high-speed canter saw for small logs, equipping it to process that second growth timber which is smaller in size.
A complete modernization of the mill could cost around CAD 100 million.
About Skeena Sawmills:
The company’s forestry and woodlands operations are located in Terrace, British Columbia. The sawmill has a capacity of approximately 200 million board feet (471,947 m3) of lumber production annually. The mill is located 135km from Prince Rupert Container Port. Skeena is one of the major sawmills in British Columbia producing Hemlock and Balsam products for the Pacific Rim and the North American markets. In addition, the mill produces Western Red Cedar (WRC) products for the North American market.