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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Opasatika > Excel Forest Products
Excel Forest Products
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created by KONG on 7/15/2007 3:10 AM
last modified by fr00tCake on 4/18/2023 12:59 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Buildings surrounded by a wood waste.
 Basic Information
Type: Buildings
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy - it's gone
Recommendation: forget it - it's an empty lot
 Physical Information
Highway 11
Opasatika, Ontario
Owner: Tembec Inc.
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • flooding
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    All of the sawmill equipment is still in place, and probably still in operable condition.

    There is no vandalism.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1976
    Closed: 2005
     Required Equipment
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  •  Recommended Equipment
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    Operating under the name of Isabelle Bros., the sawmill opened in 1976. It was owned by the Isabelle family, consisting of seven brothers and their father. They operated the sawmill for over 15 years, and made a few modifications along the way. But in the early 1990s, they lost their chip market and that put a severe strain on the company.

    In 1993, most of the brothers were bought out, and a new company, Excel Forest Products was formed.

    The company was bought by Tembec in 2001 and this mill was closed in 2005. The closure put 78 people out of work and contributed to the demise of another small northern Ontario community.
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     Future Plans
    This site will probably sit as is for many years and eventually be taken back by mother nature.

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     Photo Galleries
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    Winter Trip
    Fri, Apr 6th, 2007
    posted by KONG
    15 pictures
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    A cold walk in Opasatika
    Fri, Apr 6th, 2007
    posted by Boffo
    13 pictures
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    Google Street images
    Tue, Apr 18th, 2023
    posted by fr00tCake
    3 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/18/2023 3:05 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 18 23 at 15:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 18 23 at 13:00, fr00tCake added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 18 23 at 12:59, fr00tCake created a new gallery
  • on Apr 18 23 at 12:59, fr00tCake changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Recommendation
  • on Aug 15 07 at 16:10, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 14 07 at 16:39, Arc_Tangent changed the following: Status
  • on Aug 3 07 at 2:14, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 22 07 at 18:31, Boffo updated gallery A cold walk in Opasatika
  • on Jul 22 07 at 18:30, Boffo updated gallery A cold walk in Opasatika
  • on Jul 22 07 at 18:30, Boffo updated gallery picture CRW_5797.jpg
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