Over $800,000 invested in Scierie Lefèvre-Pharand

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Andre Fortin announced an $805,000 interest-free loan for Scierie Lefèvre-Pharand.

Gaëtan Forgues
(tr. AB)



Andre Fortin announced an $805,000 interest-free loan for Scierie Lefèvre-Pharand.

Gaëtan Forgues
(tr. AB)

MANSFIELD – On November 18 at Scierie Lefebvre-Pharand, Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin announced, on behalf of Dominique Anglade, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, that the provincial government has approved an $805,000 interest-free loan for the sawmill; the funds will go towards the completion of a project valued at $1,040,000.
The project involves purchasing new equipment (a second saw mill) to
modernize the business’ white pine production chain and update the building’s current electrical system to accommodate the additional unit. By increasing the quality of the lumber sawn, the company will be able to distribute its products to several wholesalers and diversify its clientele.
Pontiac Warden Raymond Durocher also attended the press conference to present the business with a $25,000 grant through the MRC’s Territory Development Fund.
“ The project announced today will lead to the
creation of six new jobs and it encourages the regional economy by calling on local suppliers,” said Fortin.
The Lefèvre-Pharand sawmill is a wood processing plant incorporated in 2001; it currently employs 17 people. “This plant is essential for us,” said Roy Herault, President of the Pontiac Wood Producers Board. “Over the last fifteen years, this sawmill has been a model and reliable buyer of timber and has helped the Pontiac’s economy a lot,” he concluded.