MONTREAL – EACOM Timber has successfully completed the installation of a continuous dry kiln at its Timmins, Ont., sawmill.

This new system is designed to accelerate the wood drying process by continuously cycling lumber through the kiln with significant energy efficiency gains. The annual capacity of the sawmill will increase to 160 million board feet because of this upgrade.

“EACOM has been consistent in its strategy of growth and continuous improvement. This investment demonstrates our commitment to the Timmins sawmill,” said Kevin Edgson, president and CEO of EACOM.

This capital project is part of EACOM’s ongoing plan to invest in its operations and people. EACOM rebuilt the Timmins sawmill with 20 per cent more capacity and state-of-the-art technology following a 2012 fire. Later, in 2015 and 2016, the company invested in the installation of a new lumber grading system and planer mill enhancements.

EACOM Timber’s operations include the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. EACOM currently owns seven sawmills (five in Ontario, two in Quebec), a remanufacturing facility (Quebec), and an engineered I-joist plant (Ontario).