EACOM Timber Corporation, has announced a $10 million dollars investment over 5 years to replace its existing housing facility in Gogama, Ontario. The investment will allow to replace the 12 housing units by a complex of 44 units including a food catering service for its employees.
EACOM is strongly committed to attract and recruit talent. As the housing situation in the Gogama area is limited, EACOM desire to stay at the forefront of human resources practices. Over the next 12 months, EACOM will be welcoming over 12 international employees and their families at its facility. The housing facility will also accommodate corporate and regional employees while travelling for business in the area.
“This is the achievement of an idea that started two years ago”, says Eric Larouche, EACOM Vice-President Human Resources. “EACOM appointed internally a dedicated task force group to work on this project and they worked countless hours to make it happen. We are extremely happy to offer our employees a housing alternative to better their life at work, as we always strive for the best for our employees.”
For this Project EACOM has partnered with IVEY Group, based out of Sudbury, Ontario. IVEY Group will have the responsibility of the operations of the facility from food service to house keeping to maintenance and upkeep.
“Our team at IVEY Group is pleased and extremely proud to partner with EACOM on this exciting project. Further, our organization has partnered with First Nation Industrial Systems, out of Timmins, Ontario, to bring this project to fruition. From the very beginning of the process, EACOM made it clear that they wanted to support local businesses in an effort to stimulate the local economy. This is in direct alignment with the vision at IVEY Group which is to continue to support the development of Northern Ontario, creating high-value jobs and promoting the north as a great place to work and live. EACOM is a great partner that demonstrates high levels of social responsibility and is an excellent corporate and community citizen”, says Anthony Lawley, president and founder of IVEY.
About EACOM Timber Corporation
EACOM Timber Corporation is a major Eastern Canadian wood products company. Operations include the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. EACOM owns seven sawmills, a remanufacturing facility, and an engineered I-joist plant with over 1,200 employees. The Company is committed to investing in strong assets, including healthy forests, advanced technology, and talented people.
Visit our website at www.EACOM.ca and follow us on Twitter @EACOMTimberCo.