Nairn Sawmill celebrates 70 years

Nairn & Hyman Township will mark their partnership with EACOM and the 70th anniversary of the sawmill with new signage.

Wade Zammit, EACOM Vice President and Chief Operating Officer presented a legacy gift to the township to revamp the municipal entrance signs with artifact saws and landscaping marking the township’s lumber history.

Township Mayor Laurier Falldien thanked the company and congratulated the staff and administration on assisting the municipality in sustaining the mill in Nairn.

Environmental stewardship and responsible management have enabled today’s workers to harvest trees that come from healthy working forests, transform them locally and supply the North American home building market with a strong, renewable and ecological material. With an annual production of 300,000 Mfbm, the operation’s sustainable and trustworthy practices have been recognized and certified under Forest Stewardship Council® and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® standards.

“Any company that has been in operation in Northern Ontario for 70 years is definitely doing something right. Such success is only possible with strong commitment from everyone from the top of the corporation to those who have their boots on the ground. It’s truly a team effort,” stated MPP Michael Mantha, Algoma-Manitoulin. “EACOM can be proud of its long-standing, strong industry reputation as a leader in the lumber industry. I congratulate all those workers associated with the Nairn Centre site, past and present for the part they have played in achieving 70 years of success.”

Since 2015, EACOM has invested over $12.4 million in technology and equipment upgrades at its Nairn Centre operation to unleash the potential of its people and facilities. Investments include a machine stress rated system to market high-resistance boards, installation of an autograder and lug loader to increase grade yield, an air board tracker to improve uptime as well as a new trimmer optimizer.

“I want to congratulate EACOM, and their staff on this milestone, the 70th anniversary of the Nairn Centre sawmill and your commitment to building stronger communities not only here, but in Elk Lake, Timmins and other northern Ontario communities. The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) represents 110 municipalities of all sizes in Northeastern Ontario, many of which have a strong forestry interest which we support,” concluded Paul Schoppmann, Second Vice President, FONOM. “Please continue your good work and investment in Northern Ontario communities.”

MAIN PHOTO: The four presenters: Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Mike Mantha presented a joint certificate of congratulations to EACOM Timber Corporation marking the 70th Anniversary of the Nairn Sawmill. On hand were Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Wade Zammit, Paul Schoppmann, Second Vice President, FONOM and Nairn & Hyman Township Mayor Laurier Falldien. Photo by Rosalind Russell


Photos: The 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Nairn Sawmill saw over 200 people take in the day, which included bouncy toys, barbecue, all kinds of games inside and out, memorabilia, a time capsule and so much more. Photos by Rosalind Russell



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