Lumber duties hit hard

By Phil Ambroziak
Northern Pride
November 9, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Al Balisky

…Al Balisky, president of Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) Industrial Investments – the company that oversees NorSask Forest Products – may not have directly quoted renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, but he promises things will only continue to get better at the local sawmill in spite of what many could perceive as a major blow to the Canadian lumber industry. …“The key outcome to this is we have to up our game,” Balisky remarked. “It will mean a significant squeeze on our revenue, but we intend to hang in there and keep the sawmill going in Meadow Lake. It’s an important part of this community and to the surrounding area.” According to Balisky, NorSask currently exports close to 60 per cent of its product to U.S. markets.

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