Productive forests to support Quebec’s growth
Montreal, October 2, 2018 – EACOM Timber Corporation congratulates and welcomes Quebec’s new majority CAQ government during a time of opportunities for the forest products sector and its communities.
“A strong forestry sector not only supports Quebec’s economy but is also vital for its environment and people. EACOM is eager to collaborate with Premier Legault’s administration and all Members of the National Assembly to enhance this source of collective wealth,” said Kevin Edgson, EACOM President and CEO.
During the campaign, EACOM initiated a discussion with its communities in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northern Quebec about the forest industry’s positive contributions to the province. Over 600 people came to celebrate the Val-d’Or sawmill’s 45th anniversary and learn more about the major contributions of the company, its employees, business partners and local stakeholders to the region’s economic and social development.
“Our forest has a rich history and provides vast natural spaces and incredible opportunities,” said Michel Sigouin, General Manager, Quebec Forestry. “We are impatient to work with the government to implement the commitments made by François Legault during the campaign to improve the forest industry’s competitiveness and promote the environmental benefits of the sustainable development of this renewable resource.”
Working forests help deliver on fundamental government priorities, such as sustaining good-paying jobs, supporting healthy communities, and promoting investment in innovation. A true economic driver for the region, the sustainable management of forests and wood products manufacturing can help improve the entire province’s environmental performance.
“We would like to congratulate MNAs Pierre Dufour and Denis Lamothe, who were elected to represent the communities of Abitibi-Est and Ungava, where EACOM has its three manufacturing facilities in Quebec, as well as Jennifer Maccarone of Westmount-Saint-Louis, where our headquarters is located,” said Mr. Edgson.
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 (five in Ontario, two in Quebec), a remanufacturing facility (Quebec), and an engineered I-joist plant (Ontario) with over 1,100 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 @EACOMcorp.
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Director, Public Affairs
EACOM Timber Corporation