Civil work has begun to prepare the site for construction of a continuous digester. The existing chip handling equipment will also be replaced with state-of-the-art technology as part of JDI's ongoing investment to stay competitive in the global market environment.
This phase of the project will create 450 direct and indirect construction jobs.
JDI hires New Brunswick companies whenever possible. Overall JDI's forest product operations involve a supply chain of over 1,700 New Brunswick suppliers in over 250 communities in the province.