D.G. Forest Products Ltd. Awards Comact a $7 Million Contract for an Optimized Bucking System

Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada – December 15, 2015 – Comact, North America’s leading sawmill equipment manufacturer is proud to announce it has been awarded a large contract by D.G. Forest Products Ltd., a long-time business partner. D.G. Forest Products operates out of Sainte-Aurélie (QC, Canada) and is among the most technologically sophisticated lumber processing plants in Eastern North America.

“We were looking to purchase a solution that would optimize raw material bucking”, declares Mr. Maurice Grondin, founder, President, and CEO of the Gesco-Star Ltd. Group and of D.G. Forest Products Ltd. “We have once again approached Comact because, ever since we bought the mill in 1991, they have supported us throughout our modernization process. Over the years, Comact has offered us high-performance, cutting-edge technology. This time, Comact has assisted us in coming up with a solution which meets both our requirements and allocated budget,” he then adds.

“We are proud to have been chosen by D.G. Forest Products for our expertise in project delivery and in meeting performance requirements. This is an exceptional project for the lumber industry in Quebec”, states Mr. Simon Potvin, Senior Vice-President for Operations at Comact.

Comact’s mandate is to provide an automated, optimized bucking system to allow D.G. Forest Products to cross-cut stems without any operator intervention whatsoever, while ensuring that the company’s overall operational priorities are maintained. The impact of this technology will also be felt at the log breakdown level in the mill due to the fact that it will be better balanced and thus result in better yields combined with enhanced product diversification.

“In providing D.G. Forest Products with our products and services, we are jointly aiming to deliver a project that will become the new benchmark in regard to technological excellence, project delivery, and safety for optimized bucking in Eastern North America,” adds Mr. Potvin.

D.G. Forest Products latest investment is in addition to the $3M invested earlier this year with Comact to modernize the sawmill’s sawlines. “These investments show us that the wood industry is still very active in Quebec and that mills are investing for the future.” concludes Mr. Potvin.

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