Northland strong: Fort McMurray mill upgrades and expands

Northland Forest Products is a family-owned sawmill nestled amongst the oilsands giants in northeastern Alberta. In spite of the challenges of operating in the shadow of oil and gas, Northland is thriving.

Within the past three years the company purchased Millar Western’s sawmill operations in Boyle, Alta., shook hands with Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries to integrate fibre supply, and upgraded to an impressive HewSaw curve sawing small log line. These moves have allowed the mill to post a 2017 output of 75 mmbf.