Ginoogaming First Nation aims for OSB plant

Northern Ontario Business
May 19, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

ONTARIO — Ginoogaming First Nation wants to put some underutilized hardwood resources in northwestern Ontario to work by making building material. The community, 40 kilometres east of Geraldton in northwestern Ontario, has plans to build an Indigenous-run oriented strand board (OSB) or laminated strand lumber (LSL) mill utilizing approximately 600,000 cubic metres of poplar, aspen and birch from the Kenogami Forest and the surrounding area. From that volume, Ginoogaming said that it can manufacture 550,000 square feet of OSB or LSL for the building construction and home renovation market. To further evaluate this concept, Ginoogaming announced May 18 that it has netted $300,000 in funding from the federal government’s Indigenous Forestry Initiative to do a feasibility study. …The feasibility study is due out sometime this summer. 

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