Some good news for a sawmill in Woodstock, New Brunswick. An investment from the Canadian Government will provide the Woodstock sawmill with a major financial boost.

Tobique-Mactaquac MP Mike Allen stopped by the Garant G-P sawmill earlier this week, where he announced the federal government would be investing $473,300 in the mill.

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The investment has modernized its value-added mill to help increase yield from the wood supply and improve the plant’s efficiency. Company officials say the upgrades will help the plant remain competitive.

The project involved a building expansion and the installation of advanced technology to improve the plant’s productivity. An obsolete circular saw and carriage were replaced with a new high efficiency band saw and carriage. A new scanner technology system was also added to improve wood usage. These upgrades will increase the profitability of the various lines of wooden dowels that are manufactured at the Garant GP sawmill, and help the plant remain competitive.

The funds were made available through ACOA’s Business Development Program.

Garant G-P is a leading Canadian manufacturer of snow removal and gardening tools.