Columbia Forest Products to expands plywood production with in partnership with Ontario govt

Ontario is supporting Columbia Forest Products to expand its plywood mill in Hearst and Rutherglen, creating almost 350 jobs and boosting economic growth.

With support from Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the company will be able to grow its business and increase efficiency by modernising its infrastructure and purchasing new equipment to maximise production capacity, increase competitiveness and expand into new markets, while ensuring resources are managed sustainably.

Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Columbia Forest Products is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products.