By: The Working Forest Staff
Montreal – EACOM Timber Corporation has announced a $10 million investment over five years to replace its existing housing facility in Gogama, Ontario. The investment will allow for the replacement of 12 housing units with a complex of 44 units that include a food catering service for employees.
EACOM is strongly committed to attracting and recruiting talent. Given the limited access to housing in the Gogama area, EACOM is looking to stay at the forefront of human resources practices. Over the next 12 months, EACOM will be welcoming more than 12 international employees and their families at its facility. The housing facility will also accommodate corporate and regional employees who travel to the area on business.
“This is the realization of an idea that started two years ago”, says Eric Larouche, EACOM Vice-President of Human Resources. “EACOM appointed a dedicated task force group to work on this project and they worked countless hours to make it happen. We are extremely happy to offer our employees a housing alternative to better their life at work, as we always strive for the best for our employees.
For this project, EACOM partnered with IVEY Group, based out of Sudbury, Ontario. IVEY Group will have the responsibility of the operations of the facility including food service, housekeeping, maintenance, and upkeep.
“Our team at IVEY Group is pleased and extremely proud to partner with EACOM on this exciting project,” says Anthony Lawley, president and founder of IVEY. “Further, our organization has partnered with First Nation Industrial Systems, out of Timmins, to bring this project to fruition. From the very beginning of the process, EACOM made it clear it wanted to support local businesses to stimulate the local economy. This is in direct alignment with our vision at IVEY Group which is to continue to support the development of Northern Ontario, creating high-value jobs and promoting the north as a great place to work and live. EACOM is a great partner that demonstrates high levels of social responsibility and is an excellent corporate and community citizen”.