Sep. 16, 2022
San Group Undertakes Expansions
Forest products company San Group Inc. is expanding its Port Alberni, BC, facility and its newly acquired Acorn Sawmill in Delta, BC. The $23 million dollar investment will help develop markets with a focus on high quality shelving products for big box stores. The expansion process expects to break ground in in the fourth quarter and extend to 2023. The Port Alberni expansion will focus on installing an Anthem Line, a fully automized system designed to develop edge glued panels extending to eight feet. Anthem line’s advanced manufacturing process not only helps improve San Group’s product portfolio, but also increases the company’s push to create downstream high value products for global export. The Delta expansion will focus on installing an auto grader and dry kilns to modernize the sawmill’s efficiency. After purchasing the mill from Interfor in the second quarter of this year, San Group’s leadership team identified these projects to help enhance the mills’ output capacity while reducing waste.