Time article TANGOON, Wyo.(AP) Woodchippers in the western U.S. say they will not accept a $1 billion project to process wood from a new national forest.A statement from the National Association of Wood Chippers says in the last two years, timber processors have agreed to the new $1,800-per-hectare, 3,000-acre project and the company has paid about $3 million toward the project.A second statement ...
A small company that manufactures wooden and metal lumber is looking to change the way it makes lumber.
It’s a step that would benefit both the lumber industry and the environment.
“It’s just a small industry and we just have to get our ducks in a row,” said Jeff Foschke, who runs Woodlots Canada.
Foschiels first heard about the need to create a timber manufacturing facility from an online post from a Canadian company called Parecure.
Focke said the company wanted to build a small, two-story wood building in the province to create some jobs.
He said they met with the minister of state for the forestry sector, and got the green light to build the building.
Woodlusters Canada is located on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario.
It currently has eight workers, and plans to expand to nine by the end of this year.
It has a factory in Port Alberni, located on Lake Ontario, but the facility is being run by a third party.
Wood lusters is a small business run by three men and one woman.
Foscke said he has a good relationship with the local community.
“I think we’re pretty well supported here in Hamilton,” Foschini said.
“They’re very welcoming, they’re very friendly, and they understand that this is a new opportunity for us to do something that will benefit the environment and create jobs for our community.”
Woodluster says the project is part of a larger effort to reduce waste and improve the environment in Ontario.
The company has a contract with a local forestry company that will eventually build a mill on site.
The mill will create enough wood to fill about 200 buildings.
Fooschiels hopes to have a mill ready to build by early 2020.
The wood is then recycled, and shipped to the plant.
Foville says it will help make sure that timber products that are used to make a lot of products like furniture and vehicles don’t end up in landfills or other places where they can be used to fuel fires or spread disease.
The project has been welcomed by the local forestry community, which is already benefiting from the wood production process.
Fowle said there are many more things that need to be done to reduce the impact of wood and timber waste in Ontario, so it’s important to get this done.
Fochiels said the wood will also be used in the production of other products like building materials, and will be sold at a discount.