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Apollo Forest Products Ltd.

Quick Facts

Starting Year: 1969
Core license: A18156
AAC: 216,746 m3
Ownership: Sinclar Group
Location: Fort St James.

 

Apollo strives to run an efficient and prosperous operation in the woods, the office, and in it's milling facilities. For this reason, Apollo has positioned itself to remain viable, provide local employment, and build for the future.

Company Info

Apollo mill yardApollo Forest Products Ltd. has been in operation in Fort St. James since 1969. The Company began operations with a contract to provide railway ties to BC Rail. Today Apollo is a major employer in the community, deriving significant benefit from a capable and committed workforce. In an industry that has been plagued with economic highs and lows, Apollo has maintained its position as a viable and stable local employer, contributing to the economic well-being of its employees and their families as well as to the economy of the businesses and the community in which it operates.

With its strong and secure fibre basket, the Apollo mill produces 150 million board feet of premium quality stud lumber annually. Apollo has a partnership agreement with the Nak'azdli First Nation in the Tl’oh operation with an annual production capacity of 24 million board feet of high-quality finger-joint stud lumber.

The Apollo mill is located 10 km northeast of the town of Fort St. James along the Tachie Highway. It is wholly owned by the Stewart and Andersen families.


About Fort St. James

Founded by Simon Fraser in 1806 as a trading post for the North West Company, Fort St. James is a national historic site. Located on the shores of beautiful Stuart Lake, Fort St. James was a major centre of trade and commerce in the 19th century fur trade, built upon relationships and interactions between the fur traders and the native people of the region, the Carrier First Nations.

Fort St. James is an energetic, active and diverse community that genuinely reflects the northern way of life. The community is the gateway to a chain of rivers and lakes that traverse 400 kilometers of central British Columbia. The population of the Fort St. James area, including the municipality, rural areas and First Nations, is approximately 4,500 people. Year-round outdoor and indoor recreational opportunities abound. On the cultural side, residents enjoy an active Community Arts Council, an amateur theatre company, a movie theatre and a public library.

In addition to a well-established forest industry, the community of Fort St. James supports a growing mining sector and tourism industry.

Fort St. James has three elementary schools, a high school, an adult education centre and a satellite campus of the College of New Caledonia. CNC's main campus and the University of Northern British Columbia are located less than a two-hour drive away. The community boasts a local medical clinic operated by a non-profit society whose members are highly committed to having full-time doctors living and working in the community and providing quality care through the clinic as well as through Stuart Lake Hospital and the Northern Interior Health Unit.

Fort St. James is a community that is known for opening its doors and showing its visitors and new residents the beauty of the north. It is located approximately 160 km north-west of Prince George.

 

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