Major Employers in Fraser Lake

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Fraser Lake Sawmill

Fraser Lake Sawmill is a division of West Fraser Mills Ltd. and is located on Highway 16 at LeJac. This is one of the most modern sawmills in the world, manufacturing 225 million board feet per year. To give some comprehension of the Amount of logs used, the mill saws approximately 70 off- highway logging truck loads per day, and from these logs produces enough lumber to build 100 houses each day.

Spruce, Pine, and Balsam are sawed and planed into random lumber from 1 × 3” to 2 × 10” in lengths up to 20 feet. The planer shavings are burned to produce all the heat for both the planer and the dry kilns.

Approximately 270 people are employed in the plant, and another 200 people work in the woods supplying logs to Fraser Lake Sawmill.

Tours are available by appointment between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays.

Contact Information:
FL Sawmills
Box 100
Fraser Lake, British Columbia
V0J 1S0
250-699-6235 Phone
250-699-8821 Fax

Thompson Creek Mine

The mine site is located off of Highway 16, and about 8 km (4 miles) south of the town of Endako on Endako Mine Road. This mine is the largest Molybdenum mine in Canada, and was, at one time, the second largest in the world processing 29,500 tons per day.

This is an open pit mine with a pit size estimated to be 3,800 metres long by 850 metres wide, with wall heights varying from 300 – 700 metres. The pit covers 202 hectares. All major equipment in the pit is powered by electricity, with 14 yard shovels loading 100 ton Lectrahaul trucks.

At the height of operation there were approximately 600 employees at the mine. At this time the mine is operating at a full production rate, and employs approximately 215 people.

There are tours available by appointment during July and August.

Contact Information:
Bag 4001
Fraser Lake, British Columbia
V0J 1S0
250-699-6211 Phone
250-699-7775 Fax
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PO Box 430, 210 Carrier Cres.
Fraser Lake, British Columbia V0J 1S0
Phone: 250-699-6257
Fax: 250-699-6469
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