Rotary club tours Box Lake Lumber

Several members of the Nakusp branch of Rotary International attended a tour of the Box Lake Lumber mill in early December.

  • Jan. 7, 2015 9:00 a.m.

RYAN WILLMAN

Arrow Lakes News

Several members of the Nakusp branch of Rotary International attended a tour of the Box Lake Lumber mill in early December. The tour was prompted by Rotary’s ongoing interest in creating and maintaining human connections both at home and abroad.

“Rotary is all about meeting and working with people from all walks of life on a common goal,” Nakusp Rotarian Kees Van Der Pool commented. “This was a neat opportunity to visit and tour an industry in Nakusp. We are always looking for new opportunities to view different occupations.”

Box Lake Lumber employee,Dan Weibe met with the Rotary group and ushered them through the bowels of the mill. Weibe shared the finer points of the mill’s operation while pointing out the variety of mechanical wonders that transform cedar logs into a variety of products.

Box Lake Lumber has been a viable and important business in Nakusp since 1985 and Weibe shared some facts that locals may or may not know about the mill in their backyard: “Box Lake uses low grade cedar logs that are unusable by other mills and has been manufacturing split rail fencing since 2000. Box Lake employs over 40 local workers. Product is produced from the entire cedar log including chips, mulch and rails.”

Box Lake Lumber has built a reputation of generating products that are long lasting and environmentally friendly.