QUEBEC CITY, QC – The Government of Quebec is providing $2.7 million in financial assistance to DK-Spec Inc. to design a new generation of cutting tools for the forest products sector. These will include grinders, debarker rotors and canter heads.

Quebec’s Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Luc Blanchette, visited the DK-Spec plant in Lévis on June 12 to confirm the investments. They are directed specifically toward the development of robotic loading capability for a multi-fuctional grinder, an optimized debarker rotor and a new generation canter head. For each project, four partners in the sawmill industry will participate in the testing and implementation of the tools and equipment.

“Our company has always been committed to developing products that meet the needs of the wood processing industry,” says Clermont Levasseur, president. “This financial participation by the Government of Quebec will enable DK-Spec to carry out concrete projects, with its forestry partners, in collaboration with several teams of researchers, including those of Université Laval.”

This financial assistance comes from the Wood Innovation Program, which aims to foster industrial networking and partnerships between private companies and research centers.

DK-Spec designs, manufactures and markets cutting tools and specialized equipment for companies in the wood processing industry.