Our Mission & Values
We are a community-based venture building its own future. Our corporate mission is to be a profitable, low cost forestry company, converting forest resources into competitive and innovative quality projects while protecting the environment and creating positive long term social, cultural and economic benefit for the region and its people, employees and shareholders. We advocate a non-discriminatory policy as well as favouring the employment of local and regional residents.
Our core values – People, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork – inspire our actions and guide the behaviour of employees and contractors working within our operations.
We also believe that to be a world leader in our field, our safety goals must includes eliminating all injuries, occupational illnesses, unsafe practices and incidents of environmental harm from our activities. We believe that our work is never so urgent that we cannot take the time to do it safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.
In 2013, the mill was purchased by the Netamisakomik Anishinabek (formerly known as the Pic Mobert First Nation), White River's Economic Development Corporation, and a private investor group led by Frank Dottori.
Pic Mobert First Nation
The Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert First Nation) are an Ojibwe First Nation with two reserves which lie off Highway 17 approximately 55 km east of Marathon, Ontario, along the eastern shores of White Lake. Between 350 and 400 of the First Nation’s population, which is approximately 1,010 members, live on-reserve at Pic Mobert South and Pic Mobert North.
WRC Timber Inc.
FRANK A. DOTTORI, Chair of WRC Timber- Frank Dottori requires no introduction in the forestry business. This industry giant founded Tembec Inc., growing it from a shutdown pulp mill in Temiscaming (QC) to a international company with revenues/assets of approx $4.0 billion ,with 55 mfg units in Canada, Europe, USA, Chile and over 10,000 employees. The company, with Dottori at the helm, was recognized for its focus on innovation, employee relationships, and environmental policies. Since retiring in 2005, Frank continues to invest in worthwhile communities and ventures. He acted as President/CEO of WRFP from 2013 until 2018. Frank is a recipient of the Order of Canada, and is a member of the Rainforest Alliance. He holds a BaSc, in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto.
White River EDC
White River's Economic Development team works to attract new businesses to our community and encourage the retention and expansion of existing businesses within our community.
100 kilometers north of White River, Ontario, Hornepayne Lumber LLP is located in Hornepayne, Ontario, Formerly the Haavaldsrud sawmill, it was purchased in 2016
www.hp-lumber.ca (coming soon)
Beside the mill in Hornepayne is Hornepayne Power Inc., formerly Becker Cogen which was also purchased in 2016
Maygwayyawk Forestry Services
jointly owned by Pic Mobert First Nation and White River Forest Products LP. MFS is a stump to dump contractor working in the White River area.