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The Governments of Canada and Quebec Support Forest Innovation and Job Retention in Mont-Laurier

By Natural Resources Canada
Government of Canada
April 15, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

Mont-Laurier  Investments in the forestry sector spur innovation, economic growth and job creation for our citizens. That is why the governments of Canada and Quebec are providing financial assistance totalling $8.4 million to Uniboard Canada Inc. The company, which has five plants in Quebec, operates the province’s only medium- and high-density fibreboard plant, located in Mont-Laurier. The investment project, valued at more than $17 million, will enable the Mont-Laurier facilities to develop a system that will recover heat, currently dissipated into the atmosphere, and redirect it to the fibre drying system. This new process will significantly reduce the company’s CO2 emissions and increase the plant’s production capacity, thereby improving competitiveness with foreign manufacturers. About 100 jobs will also be saved as a result of the project.

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