Our Operations

Forests provide a bounty of economic, environmental, and social benefits. We are committed to being leaders in responsibly maximizing fibre value and embedding sustainable practices across all our operations, ensuring these benefits are available to our customers, employees and communities today and in the future.

We are committed to providing a safe workplace, and to developing and maintaining respectful relationships with all our stakeholders, including our employees, customers, communities, and First Nations of the traditional territories on which we operate.

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The Mill

The Mill

The Hornepayne sawmill complex is located within the Nagagami Forest, a mixed wood site of nearly 4,500 square kilometers in the Boreal Forest Region. It's known for its ability to produce high quality lumber products sourced from forests in the local and surrounding region. The company’s objective is to produce approximately 100 million board feet of FSC® certified Random Length.

We recently installed a new autograder providing us high quality and precision results.

The mill site currently employs approximately 100 people and many more are indirectly employed via contractors, suppliers and support services. Through direct and indirect means, the mill injects millions per year into the regional economy.

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The woodlands we manage are audited and certified by independent third parties. Most of the area we manage in Ontario is public land. The use of public land in Ontario is governed by long-term forest management arrangements that include a public input process and regular, periodic government auditing.

We are a responsible forest manager adhering to the best sustainable forest management practices, respecting federal and provincial laws, and ensuring third-party certification of the forests we manage. As a lumber manufacturer, access to abundant, affordable and secure sources of fibre is of critical importance. We share our forest resources with many other forest users, and we strive to work cooperatively with those who have a stake in the forest and to conserve forest resources for future generations.

We are committed to certification for our managed timberlands in order to continue meeting market demand for a diversity of credible certification options. We have been, and remain, a supporter of FSC® certification standards, both in terms of responsible forest management certification and chain of custody certification.

Our group of companies holds several certifications for responsible forest management through international certification and labelling systems, specifically the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the Rain Forest Alliance.