SD83 Students Exposed to Canoe Forest Products

16 students from SAS-Jackson and Eagle River Secondary got to see one of Salmon Arm’s largest employers in operation.

SD 83’s Careers Department, the Council of Forest Industry and Canoe Forest Products sponsored the tour of the plywood plant highlighting the different careers that take place inside and outside of the facility. The plant current employs over 200 staff operating the mill 24 hours a day, five days a week. The other two days are used as a form of shut down for tradespeople to work on machines to get them ready for the next week’s production run.

Students view the log peeling machine as chunks of log are peeled into 1/8 inch veneer for plywood.
Safety Supervisor Chris Fowler explains to student the gluing and pressing process of the plywood to students.
Students are shown another device on the roof of the building that helps control dyer emissions.

If you have any great ideas of potential career tours for our students, don’t hesitate to contact George Richard at or phone or text 778-824-1188.

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