New Port Alberni sawmill built, B.C.’s first in 15 years

By / Check News

On the shores of the Alberni Inlet, just south of Port Alberni, the former Coulson Manufacturing property is now home to two sawmills.

The original mill onsite was purchased by the SAN Group in 2017 and is used for medium-sized logs. Now, a brand new mill has been built beside it and will turn second and third growth small-diameter logs into lumber products and sent to markets around the world.

“The coast has never experimented in going with the second growth or the small log type fibre, and this is the first kick at it and I’m really excited that this is the way to go,” said Mill Manager Rob Hall.

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