INDUSTRY CHAMPION: CHALEUR SAWMILLS
NBMAP Industry Champions set the standard for excellence in workplace mentoring, safety and learning. Established in 1994, Chaleur Sawmills is an organization at the cutting edge of technology. With its dynamic and competent group of employees, Chaleur Sawmills has become one of the most efficient companies in the wood and lumber sector. With a focus on safety, quality, sustainability and continuous improvement, Chaleur Sawmills is an established industry leader with over 25 years of experience marketing lumber throughout North America.
"It was very important for Chaleur Sawmills to partner with NBMAP because we needed some expertise, and probably another set of eyes, to get us to realize how important it is for our journeymen to lead and to be safer on the job and to be ready to mentor," ~ Mario Arseneault, Public and Corporate Relations, Chaleur Sawmills.
Chaleur Sawmills invested in their workforce by offering mentorship training to a diverse group of sawmill employees including electricians, millwrights, boilermakers, engineers, operations and custodial staff. They recognized the importance of skills and knowledge transfer from journeypeople to apprentices and took the necessary steps to ensure their crews were equipped with the training to effectively mentor future generations of sawmill employees. This organization has included a mentor program within their orientation process and truly are committed to integrating a mentorship philosophy throughout their entire workforce.