Tree Frog Forestry News

Burns Lake sawmill poised to rise from its ashes

Globe and Mail
September 16, 2012
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The owner of a Burns Lake sawmill that was destroyed by an explosion and fire will announce a plan to rebuild the facility on Monday, contingent upon the company securing a timber supply to feed the mill, according to sources involved in the matter. Steve Zika, the chief executive officer of Oregon-based Hampton Affiliates, will be in Burns Lake for the announcement alongside provincial politicians, the sources said. Hampton’s board is understood to have met on Thursday evening to decide whether to proceed with rebuilding the Babine Forest Products facility, which was levelled by the blast in January that killed two men and injured 44 others.