Nova Scotia’s Hefler Forest Products re-opening sawmill, hoping to triple workforce

Jobs are coming back to Hefler Forest Products’ sawmill starting next month, says Stan Mason, president of the iconic forest products company.

“Given that Hefler has been such an integral part of the community since 1866, it was important for us to explore every option possible for re-opening the sawmill,” said Mason in a statement late Thursday afternoon. “After careful consideration, we have developed a solution that will allow the mill to operate safely and return jobs to the local community.”

That solution is the production of specialty wood products, including 12-foot and 16-foot lengths and deck boards.

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