Forestry company San Group eyes Terrace for northwest B.C expansion

San Group owners Suki, left, and Kamal Sanghera with technical manager Richard Zeller at their facility in Port Alberni in Feb. 2021. The forestry company is looking at expanding its business into northwest B.C. by setting up a manufacturing unit in Terrace. (SUSAN QUINN/ Black Press file photo)

The company looks at Skeena Industrial Park to set up a sawmill manufacturing unit

By / Binny Paul

The Langley-based forestry company San Group says it wants to expand its northwest presence, just weeks after announcing it is spending $100 million in Port Alberni.

In a visit to Terrace June 9, San Group president Suki Sanghera said it wants to build a sawmill to process wood it already acquires here and ships out for processing and has plans to acquire more.

Sanghera and John Langstroth, the company’s vice president of sales operations, met with City of Terrace officials, keying on the prospect of securing a spot at the Skeena Industrial Development Park just south of the Northwest Regional Airport.