Elk Lake Planing Mill

Elk Lake Planing MillThe Elk Lake Planing Mill has been located in Elk Lake since 1965 and is a jointly owned facility between Domtar and Liskeard Lumber. The mill produces dimensional Spruce, Pine or Fir Lumber that has been kiln dried and planed for the construction industry. In March 2005, a fire destroyed the Elk Lake Planing Mill planer facility. The company has built a new multi-million dollar modern planer facility, with a higher production capacity than the 40 year old planer it replaced. In the past two decades of operations, the sawmill has been continuously updated with new technology.

Project Details:

  • Functioned as the Secretary and resource person for the Joint Health & Safety Committee.
  • The committee had identified and solved over a hundred concerns and problems some of which had been lingering on for years.
  • Confined space problems on the property were reviewed with the MOL in an effort to eliminate them.
  • As Secretary to the JH&S committee, accompanied the labor and management certified rep. on the monthly planned workplace inspection to document and follow up on unsafe workplace conditions.
  • The Elk Lake Planing Mill achieved the Safe Sawmill designation during this time, one of the first mills in Ontario to do so.