Stikine Forest Products, a logging subsidiary of Vancouver-based Brinkman Forest Ltd., recently inked a three-year lease agreement with the District of Stewart for a five-acre parcel of land near Canada’s most northerly ice-free port.
The agreement came together after Stikine Forest products was sent the Bonilee Investment Opportunity Brochure, which detailed the industrial land available in Stewart.
With recent expansions at Stewart World Port, the town thought it would be wise to update its available investment opportunities and reached out to the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine’s Economic Development Officer for help.
Northern Development helped pay for the cost of the brochure and worked proactively with the regional district to ensure it contained information investors would be looking for.
Once the brochure was finished, it was sent to a few interested parties, Stikine expressed further interest and a lease agreement was signed within a month.
“Stikine Forest Products found the brochure and the assistance of the District of Stewart staff invaluable in our search for a suitable site to meet our log handling and logistics needs,” said Shawn Kenmuir, operations manager, Stikine Forest Products. “The Bonilee Industrial property makes a huge difference for our bottom line, it allows us to sort logs more efficiently and access markets worldwide with our products.”
District of Stewart Mayor Galina Durant said the brochure was crucial for helping the town sign a lease agreement. “The brochure is beautifully designed, has all the information an investor needs and I’m happy to say we’ve entered into a lease agreement with Stikine Forest,” said Durant.