Forest Products Association of Canada is pleased to announce that EACOM Timber Corporation has become a member of the association.

Established in 2008, EACOM is a major wood products company in Eastern Canada. Its operations include the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources.

“EACOM’s commitment to sustainable forest management practices, innovative advanced technology, and providing good jobs to talented people makes us proud to have them as an FPAC member” says Derek Nighbor, CEO FPAC. “They are a welcome and invaluable addition to the FPAC family and we look forward to working with them to advance the success of the forest products industry.”

EACOM employs 1100 employees and owns seven sawmills in Timmins, Gogama, Elk Lake, Ear Falls and Nairn Centre in Ontario and Matagami and Val-d’Or in Québec. EACOM also owns a remanufacturing facility in Val-d’Or, Québec, and an engineered I-joists plant in Sault-Ste. Marie, Ontario.

“FPAC is well known for being a strong voice for Canada’s forest products industry’’ said Kevin Edgson, EACOM CEO, “we are proud to join the movement and eager to work with the Association and its members to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of forestry.”

Learn more about EACOM Timber Corporation by visiting their website: http://www.eacom.ca/

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FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Canada’s forest products industry is a $67 billion dollar a year industry that represents 2% of Canada’s GDP. The industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in 200 forest-dependent communities from coast to coast, and directly employing 230,000 Canadians across the country.

For more information contact:

Richard Walker
Senior Director, Public Affairs and Communications
e: rwalker@fpac.ca
t: 613-563-1441 ext. 314
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