July will see shovels in the ground as the Sawmills Division of J.D. Irving, Limited begins a long-awaited investment at Doaktown.
The $35 million project will see the mill’s footprint grow by 14,000 square feet bringing together the sawmill, planer mill and value added centre under one roof. Currently the sawmill is located on the other side of the road. New, state-of-the-art technology will be installed throughout the lumber production process.
The project is expected to generate 40,000 person hours of work and will employ a team of 60 people during peak construction.
The company is targeting spring 2021 for the commissioning and start-up of the new facility.