Improvements in the COVID-19 situation mean that Matériaux Blanchet’s Amos and Saint-Pamphile plants are able to resume sawmill activities beginning May 4, 2020.
Return to work
The employees who were temporarily laid off will be returning to work on May 4. The company would like to thank its workers for supporting Québec by providing an essential service in these difficult times.
The health of Matériaux Blanchet’s employees and their families is of the utmost importance to the company. To that end, it has implemented extensive prevention measures so that dozens of employees can return to work. A prevention guide will be made available to all employees as soon as possible. Workers will also be able to wear personal protective equipment, such as visors, for additional protection.
Matériaux Blanchet would like to reiterate that the health and safety of everyone—its customers, its team members and their families—is its top priority. The company will be obeying all of the prevention measures established by government authorities. It will continue to uphold these measures as long as necessary.
About Matériaux Blanchet
Matériaux Blanchet Inc. is one of Québec’s largest independent private sawmills, with an annual production capacity of over 300 million FBM of softwood. The company runs two integrated sawing, drying and planning complexes, one in Saint-Pamphile (Bas-Saint-Laurent) and the other in Amos (Abitibi-Témiscamingue). Matériaux Blanchet mainly produces lumber for the construction industry and for industrial applications. It also produces wood by-products, such as wood chips, wood shavings, sawdust and bark, which are used in the pulp and paper industry and by panel makers, energy companies and wood pellet and animal bedding companies.