Greenstone mayor looks forward to new forestry, mining jobs

TB Newswatch
November 7, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

Renald Beaulieu

THUNDER BAY — An ad inviting people to apply for jobs as sawmill lead hands, debarker operators, lumber graders, general labourers and a wide range of other positions has Greenstone Mayor Renald Beaulieu feeling that better times are ahead for his municipality. Beaulieu says Nakina Lumber Inc., owned by Thunder Bay-based Buchanan Forest Products, has already been started up a few times to test the machinery, and the company has been looking for workers. The sawmill shut down seven years ago, so Beaulieu said its imminent reopening “is great news” for Greenstone. …Beaulieu said the forestry sector in the Greenstone area is already “on a roll,” thanks to the sawmill in Longlac and Aditya Birla’s pulp mill in Terrace Bay. 

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