EACOM Promotes Jobs and Sustainable Development during the 2018 Election
Montreal, May 10th, 2018 – With the provincial election underway, EACOM Timber Corporation is engaging in the conversation about Ontario’s future and bringing attention to opportunities for growth in the forest products sector and its communities.
EACOM is eager to work with the Ontario Government to ensure a prosperous and sustainable future. Doing so requires a dialogue with those seeking election about the role government can play in supporting this sustainable economic growth.
“A working forest can deliver results on government priorities, including providing quality employment opportunities, thriving communities and the transition to a low-carbon society. We are making investments for the long-term” said Kevin Edgson, EACOM President and CEO.
EACOM operations in Timmins, Ear Falls, Sault Ste. Marie, Elk Lake, Gogama and Nairn Centre are supporting 770 hard working Ontarians and thousands more indirect jobs. As a growing manufacturing company in Northern Ontario, EACOM has invested over $60 million in the Province since 2012 to drive performance excellence.
“Our Company expects to see continued investments while we work to provide quality wood products to the North American housing market, including the Greater Toronto Area” concluded Edgson.
In the weeks leading to June 7th, we will be raising awareness to the priorities for a competitive sector:
▫ Recognition of the industry’s positive contributions to the province.
▫ Development of a resources sector and manufacturing strategy.
▫ Implementation of evidence-based balanced policy.
▫ A commitment towards Northern Ontario infrastructure.
▫ Workforce capacity development.
Join us on social media for a conversation about Ontario’s future using #ONresources.
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.
Director, Public Affairs