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Lakeland rebuilding

Greg Stewart, president of Lakeland Mills, flanked on the left by Steelworkers Union president Frank Everitt and acting mayor, Coun. Cameron Stolz on his right, announced the company will rebuild the sawmill. The new mill will employ 100 people and is expected to be completed in 2014. Standing in rear, with the Lakeland board, are Bill Stewart, Keith Andersen, Carter Anderson and Dr. Charles Jago. - DeLynda PILON/Free Press
Greg Stewart, president of Lakeland Mills, flanked on the left by Steelworkers Union president Frank Everitt and acting mayor, Coun. Cameron Stolz on his right, announced the company will rebuild the sawmill. The new mill will employ 100 people and is expected to be completed in 2014. Standing in rear, with the Lakeland board, are Bill Stewart, Keith Andersen, Carter Anderson and Dr. Charles Jago.
— image credit: DeLynda PILON/Free Press

The sawmill at Lakeland Mills will be rebuilt.

Sinclar Group president Greg Stewart made the announcement Thursday, accompanied by local United Steelworkers Union president and city councillor, Frank Everitt and acting mayor Cameron Stolz.

“April 23 was the worst day in Lakeland Mills history,” Stewart said.

Stewart said he recognizes the incredible strength and humanity shown by the community as well as the families of Alan Little and Glenn Roche who lost their lives in the explosion and fire that destroyed the mill April 23, 2012

Twenty-two others were injured.

“We believe in the community and the three generations of owners and workers from Lakeland,” Stewart said.

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