EACOM PLEDGES MULTI-YEAR SUPPORT FOR THE GOGAMA LOCAL SERVICES BOARD PROJECT
Gogama, June 17, 2021 – EACOM Timber Corporation announced a multi-year commitment to the Local Services Board of Gogama to contribute towards the purchase of new boilers for the Community Centre building and a backup generator for the Gogama water treatment plant. Home to over 300 residents and many EACOM employees, the community is a key partner in EACOM’s operations.
“The ongoing pandemic has affected our community by making it harder to hold fundraising activities and disrupting government grant launches. Being able to count on our local partners to help shoulder the burden of replacing crucial equipment is a big relief,” said Daniel Mantha, Chairperson of the Gogama Local Services Board.
“We are committed to being a good corporate citizen and it therefore gives us great pleasure to support the Local Services Board of Gogama with this critical infrastructure project through a three-year commitment totaling $35,000. As an economic driver in the region for the last 40 years, we welcome every opportunity to strengthen the longstanding partnership between the community and our sawmill,” declared EACOM President and CEO Kevin Edgson.
The Gogama, or Ostrom sawmill, as it is locally known, employs 66 people directly and provides a further 180 jobs in woodlands operations, and hundreds more via vendors, contractors and transporters. Since 2016, EACOM has invested over $4M in the facility to maintain and upgrade equipment.
In the photo from left to right: Jennifer Young, Serge Chrétien, Daniel Mantha, Wade Zammit, Bernie Soulière, and Michael Leitch.
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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