70th Anniversary – Spray Lake Sawmills is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.  The company was originally founded in 1943 by Chester Mjolsness.  Today, 70 years later, the company remains a family owned and operated enterprise and is run by Chester’s son Barry Mjolsness.  Over this time the company has evolved from having a couple of portable bush mills to a modern multi-product facility in Cochrane.  The southern east slopes of Alberta has been the company’s  operating  area from day one and continues to be managed by SLS under a combination of tenure agreements with the Crown that includes both a Forest Management Agreement and coniferous timber quotas.  For more information on Spray Lake Sawmills please check out the company’s webpage at: www.spraylakesawmills.com

Certification – Spray Lake Sawmills is still in the process of pursuing a third party certification.  We have been working on a number of different fronts in order to prepare for an upcoming assessment in April.  Part of this preparation will include stakeholder participation.  As we finalize a work plan we will provide further information on how you may get involved.  Stay tuned, more to follow.