On behalf of his fellow founders and partners, Brian McLeod, Chair, issued the following statement from Great Plains MDF Inc. today.
Great Plains MDF is pleased to announce the appointment of two MDF veterans to its sales and operations teams. Lanny Hammock will serve as Vice-President, Sales & Marketing while Wade Gregory will serve as Vice-President, Operations.
Great Plains MDF Inc. was pleased to see enthusiasm for our plans from Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. The Premier, as well as Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen offered acknowledgement and appreciation of plans to build a straw MDF mill in the Equity, Alberta area.
Great Plains MDF announced it has selected a site for its greenfield wheat-straw based MDF plant, has added two industry veterans to its team, and has formed an alliance with a construction firm.
Earlier this year, Great Plains MDF had been looking for input from grain farmers in Kneehill County on if they would support a medium density fibreboard (MDF) plant within the county.
Great Plains MDF has picked Kneehill County as the home of its first North American straw-based MDF plant.
The site is in Equity, between Three Hills and Trochu, and the three-quarter sections of land will be home to the proposed facility, as well as the storage of wheat straw. A release states it will bring hundreds of jobs to the local economy and will be the largest such facility in the world.
A fibre board manufacturer told Kneehill County council their major new $850 million mill be located between the communities of Three Hills and Trochu.
While a major medium density fibreboard (MDF) plant won’t be built next to the Town of Stettler after all, president of the company spearheading the plant says the mill is going ahead in 2021 in this region.
Grain growers in central Alberta could soon be earning more money for each acre of wheat they produce.