Lahaie Lumber, located in the Municipality of French River south of Sudbury, is receiving a $775,000 repayable contribution from FedNor through FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program. The program supports the growth of Canadian businesses, their expansion into new markets and their adoption of new technologies and processes. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for a new sawmill currently under construction.
With the expansion, Lahaie Lumber expects to double its current production capacity, benefitting the company, the municipality and associated transportation and logging stakeholders.
Lahaie Lumber is a fourth-generation family-run business, based in Alban. It began as a white pine sawmill operation, expanding to include logging, planing, and moulding services.