EACOM Committed to Building Stronger Communities

2019-08-08 | News / Press Releases

Major lumber donation to Habitat for Humanity Canada for the 2019 Build Season

 

Nairn Centre, August 8, 2019 – EACOM Timber Corporation is joined today by Habitat for Humanity Canada at its Nairn Centre sawmill to announce the next chapter in their partnership. For the third year in a row, EACOM joins forces with Habitat Canada to make a lasting impact in Canadian communities. This year, the company is donating over $86,000 worth of lumber to support builds for Ottawa, Grey Bruce, Thunder Bay and Montréal, helping 19 families access homeownership and better living conditions.

“We work hard to make affordable homeownership a reality for hundreds of families each year. We couldn’t do that work without generous donors like EACOM Timber Corporation, who not only support our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, but work right alongside us to make it happen” said Mark Rodgers, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Habitat for Humanity Canada works to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Building product donations offset constructions costs, ultimately helping build more homes for families in need of better housing. Lumber sourced from Canadian forests, amongst the best managed in the world, ensures that homes are built with sustainable, local and renewable materials.

“We believe that strong communities start with safe and decent homes for families which is why Habitat for Humanity Canada’s mission aligns with our values. This partnership is a natural fit that furthers EACOM’s commitment to supporting thriving communities,” said Kevin Edgson, President and CEO of EACOM Timber Corporation. “Grown and processed with pride in our northern regions, our certified wood products will provide a solid structure to 19 families as they embark in this new chapter of their lives.”

Building on this engagement, EACOM business partners Aaron Transportation, Kelsey Trail, Big Freight systems, and Laidlaw Carriers have generously offered to deliver the donated products to local Habitat for Humanity build sites. “We thank our partners for joining us in this effort. By working together, we are making a big difference for these families.” added Edgson.

Flourishing communities are an essential component of sustainable forest management. EACOM and Habitat for Humanity Canada invite the public to volunteer at a local Habitat organization this summer. For more information, visit www.habitat.ca.

About Habitat for Humanity Canada

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, charitable organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 54 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.

About EACOM Timber Corporation

EACOM Timber Corporation is a major Eastern Canadian wood products company. Operations include the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. EACOM owns seven sawmills, a remanufacturing facility, and an engineered I-joist plant with over 1,200 employees. The Company is committed to investing in strong assets, including healthy forests, advanced technology, and talented people.

Visit our website at www.EACOM.ca and follow us on Twitter @EACOMTimberCo.

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Additional information

Julie Paquet
Director, Communications
EACOM Timber Corporation
514-458-6925
Julie.Paquet@EACOM.ca

Meghan Reddick
Vice President, Brand Strategy and Communications
Habitat for Humanity Canada
647-980-9157
mreddick@habitat.ca


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