At its Nairn Centre sawmill, west of Sudbury, the Montreal-based timber giant announced on Aug.8 of its donation of more than $86,000 worth of lumber to support home construction projects in Ottawa, Grey Bruce, Thunder Bay and Montreal.
The donation helps the national charity with providing decent and affordable housing for 19 families.
“We believe that strong communities start with safe and decent homes for families, which is why Habitat for Humanity Canada’s mission aligns with our values,” said EACOM Timber president-CEO Kevin Edgson in a statement.
“This partnership is a natural fit that furthers EACOM’s commitment to supporting thriving communities.”
“Grown and processed with pride in our northern regions, our certified wood products will provide a solid structure to 19 families as they embark in this new chapter of their lives.”
EACOM runs seven sawmills, a remanufacturing facility, and engineered I-joist plant in eastern Canada, employing 1,200.
“We work hard to make affordable homeownership a reality for hundreds of families each year,” said Habitat president-CEO Mark Rodgers.
“We couldn’t do that work without generous donors like EACOM Timber Corporation, who not only support our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, but work right alongside us to make it happen.”
Edgson thanked their business partners in logistics for making this happen, namely Aaron Transportation, Kelsey Trail, Big Freight systems, and Laidlaw Carriers.