EACOM’s Val-d’Or sawmill is located in the province of Quebec, 525 km northwest of Montreal, in the Abitibi region.
Val-d’Or is a city in western Quebec that is known for its recreational trails and park space, due in part to its proximity to the large Vérendrye wildlife reserve. Val-d’Or, translated into English as “Valley of Gold,” has long served as an important hub for mining and natural resource industry in Quebec.
The Val-d’Or sawmill was conceived of during an industrial boom in the area under the leadership of Group Forex Inc. The mill was forced to close in 1984 after falling lumber prices forced Group Forex Inc. to declare bankruptcy, yet early reopened in 1986. Domtar acquired some of Group Forex Inc.’s assets in 1989, including the sawmill. During the 2005 forestry crisis, which resulted in the closure of the Grand-Remous and Malartic plants, the Val-d’Or sawmill remained open and played a strategic role in the necessary reorganization of the industry.
EACOM Timber Corporation acquired the Domtar Forest Products Division, which included the Val-d’Or sawmill, in 2010. From its 1972 ground-breaking to the 2005 forestry crisis, the Val-d’Or sawmill has withstood the tests of time.
3030, boul. Jean-Jacques Cossette
Val-d'Or QC Canada
- Stud Mill: 145 MMfbm
- Chips: 110 Modmt
- Sawdust & Shavings: 40 Modmt
- FSC Chain-of-Custody: NC-COC-001654
- Grades: Premium, MSR, Stud, #1-2, #3, Economy
- Dimensions: 2×3, 2×4, 2×6, 4×4, 5/4×6
- Lengths: 6′ to 10′
- Boards: 6′ to 10’; 1×3, 1×4
- Short lengths: 5′ to 7′; 2×3, 2×4, 2×6
- Truck: B-train and Tandem
- Rail: Canadian National (CN) served