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METRIC LUMBER

Cheminis Lumber is acquiring new equipment to double its production capacity and improve the accuracy and quality of its products.

The Larder Lake-based company, which employs 14 people, produces metric-sized lumber for export to such places as Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and England.

Cheminis opened in 1989 as a supplier of mining timber to mines in Northern Ontario and northwestern Quebec. However, a downturn in that sector brought about the need to export.

In addition, the company fills orders for custom-cut lumber, and it remains involved in the local housing market.

Cheminis will receive a $66,000 contribution through FedNor's small business assistance program for the purchase of a $150,000 bandsaw.

"Adding a twin bandsaw will enable the sawmill to produce metric lumber effectively and improve the flexibility of the operation by marketing two very different types of products," commented Timiskaming MP John MacDougall.

It is estimated that four full-time jobs and one part-time job will be created by the expansion.
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Title Annotation:Cheminis Lumber acquires new equipment to double its production capacity
Publication:Northern Ontario Business
Date:Apr 1, 1991
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