San Group lands $2.5M for equipment for Port Alberni manufacturing facility

By Andrew A. Duffy
Victoria Times Colonist
January 19, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Langley-based San Group, which operates lumber mills and a large value-added manufacturing facility in Port Alberni, will receive as much as $2.5 million from the province’s ­Manufacturing Jobs Fund for new ­equipment. The company, which has invested more than $100 million in the Alberni Valley, produces value-added and engineered wood products. The money is for equipment for an innovative process that creates engineered cedar products using ultra-thin sheets of veneer, which means the company can use a fraction of the fibre and produce less waste compared to conventional wood products, while adding another 30 jobs at the plant. …The money is part of $8.6 million the province is providing through the $180-million Manufacturing Jobs Fund that will go to eight projects around the province. …Cobble Hill-based C.W. ­Creative Woodcraft, a ­cabinet and millwork manufacturer that specializes in using ­second-growth fibre, will receive about $286,000 from the fund to expand its facility and add new machinery.

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