Company gets green light from province.The proponents of a birch plywood plywood, manufactured board composed of an odd number of thin sheets of wood glued together under pressure with grains of the successive layers at right angles. Laminated wood differs from plywood in that the grains of its sheets are parallel. mill for the Blind River area will proceed with their plans to build a $105-million facility after getting the green light from the Ministry of Natural Resources to harvest the surplus wood supply from Crown land.
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PROPONENT, eccl. law. , Algoma Mill Works, has not yet disclosed the location of the plant, the possibility of 300 new jobs is being heralded by Blind River Mayor Bob Gallagher For other uses, see Bob Gallagher (disambiguation).
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1. motionless; not flowing or moving.
2. inactive; not developing or progressing. community in more than a decade.
"Right now, with the conditions being what they are, (the development of a plant) is going to be a real winner," says Gallagher who estimates unemployment levels in his town of 3,100 to be more than 20 per cent.
Algoma Mill Works was one of 11 companies who made a formal bid in a provincial forestry program last year to secure about 150,000 cubic metres Noun 1. cubic metre - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 1000 liters
cubic meter, kiloliter, kilolitre
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms of wood annually. The mm proposal itself had been in limbo limbo
In Roman Catholicism, a region between heaven and hell, the dwelling place of souls not condemned to punishment but deprived of the joy of existence with God in heaven. The concept probably developed in the Middle Ages. for eight years while the ministry sized up how to best use about one million cubic metres of mainly surplus white birch stretching from Wawa to the Quebec border.
Graeme Lowry, Algoma Mill Works president, says this summer will be spent completing the detailed engineered drawings and putting out construction tenders. Most of the fall and winter will be consumed finalizing the financing package. He expects to begin construction in the spring of 2002, with plant commissioning in 2003.
Lowry says he is eyeing a number of properties in the Blind River and Spanish area, particularly those with rail, highway and water access. But the final site selection must be in the region defined by the Elliot Lake Elliot Lake, city (1991 pop. 14,089), S central Ont., Canada, W of Sudbury. The focus of a 1950s uranium-mining boom, it is now a retirement home center. and North Shore Corporation for Business Development (ELNOS)- a venture-financing institution which signed on as an equity partner.
Additional financing is expected from the Mississauga First Nations which provided some early seed capital, while the rest will come from private investors and lending institutions Noun 1. lending institution - a financial institution that makes loans
financial institution, financial organisation, financial organization - an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in .
George Farkouh, Elliot Lake mayor, though supportive of the mill, prefers to take a wait-and-see attitude. Over the last 12 years he has cut the ribbon on many new enterprises promising hundreds of new jobs only to have deals fall flat and the businesses never materialize. He says he would prefer the mill be centrally located in the ELNOS region in order to benefit more towns with economic spinoffs.
"I think the sooner they would announce the location, the sooner the full support will be coming from all the communities," Farkouh says.