What we need in the ILMA is the support of communities, companies, individuals, and local government to help us create provincial forest policy that puts a real value on getting the right log to the right mill.
ILMA mills have specialized in order to compete and survive. We do more with a piece of wood because we have to. The value we add is massive, and in order to create those specialized, value-added products we need to get the right log to the right mill.
We can do so much with this resource in BC, and the ILMA mills have been at the leading edge of doing more with less.
But in today’s environment, we’ve become an endangered species, and without some vocal support and action to change things, our mills and associated companies (and the $110,000,000 in paycheques they generate) may disappear.