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Industry meets in Corner Brook to talk growth opportunities


March 6, 2018
By P&PC Staff

Mar. 6, 2018 – The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) was in Corner Brook, N.L., last week to talk about clean growth opportunities and support relating to the local manufacturing and forestry industries.

“The CME talked about the seven forms of green waste found within the sector – energy, water, materials, garbage, transportation, emissions and biodiversity,” said NEIA executive director Kieran Hanley, who presented at the Manufacturing Insights: Green Sustainability for Profit session held by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). “On behalf of our membership, I was able to provide participants with insight on the local companies that can provide local clean technology and environmental solutions.”

Meanwhile, as part of Forestry Innovation Day, NEIA hosted the Bio-Economy Workshop which explored clean growth opportunities within Newfoundland and Labrador’s forestry industry.

“There are a number of exciting opportunities within the forestry industry that have potential both from an economic and clean growth perspective,” said Hanley. “With the emergence of the NL Forestry Industry Association, as a community of stakeholders we are becoming well-positioned to pursue these opportunities in partnership.”

Forestry Innovation Day was presented by NEIA in partnership with the Canadian Woodlands Forum, FPInnovations, Resource Innovations, and a new industry organization, the Newfoundland and Labrador Forestry Industry Association.  

Led by executive director Bill Dawson, the new association is made up of four entities which account for 96 per cent of the forestry industry in the province, including Corner Brook Pulp and Paper and three sawmills — Burton’s Cove Logging and Lumber in Hampden, Sexton’s Lumber in Bloomfield and Cottles Island Lumber in Summerford, as reported by The Western Star.