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Value Added Forestry


Kenora offers value-added forestry companies many advantages including access to a stable supply of wood fibre residuals from regional mills, crown timber from the region’s boreal forest, access to a to a highly skilled local labour force, excellent industrial infrastructure, and a highly supportive local and provincial government.

Fast Facts

  • Kenora is home to the world’s largest TimberStrand mill – a $258 million investment by Weyerhauser which employs 200 workers;
  • Kenora Forest Products (A division of Prendiville Industries Ltd.) – operates a large stud mill that has the capacity to produce 80 million board feet per year of industry recognized high quality product;

Key Opportunities for Growth

  • Excess residuals for value added products;
  • Cabinetry and specialty wood businesses;
  • Energy products such as pellets and diesel;
  • Cross laminated timber plant.