EACOM Timber Corporation supports Orange Shirt Day
Timmins, September 30, 2021 – On the occasion of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, EACOM Timber Corporation announces a donation of $15,000 to Orange Shirt Society.
“For the last two years, EACOM has been a proud participant of Orange Shirt Day, helping to raise awareness on the history of the residential school system and its impact on Indigenous communities, as well as buying orange t-shirts for our employees,” said Kevin Edgson, President and CEO of EACOM. “This year, we wanted to enhance our support by making a donation directly to the cause.”
Active in responsible stewardship of public forests in Ontario and Quebec, EACOM has taken a proactive approach to building meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with the communities whose traditional territories it operates within. The company recently began the process of getting a certification with the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) standard – a program by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).
EACOM encourages all of its employees and partners to participate in today’s awareness events.
Monique Koski (left), Mill manager at EACOM Timmins mill and Jennifer Tallman (right) chief forester for EACOM Ontario presenting the $15,000 donation to Orange Shirt Society.
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 its website at www.EACOM.ca or follow it on Twitter @EACOMTimberCo.
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