A New Market Niche for Groupe Aishkatsh: Division forêt
On March 3rd, Groupe Aishkatsh of Mashteuiatsh announced the start-up of a new forestry division which will help create many jobs.
This company, based in Mashteuiatsh, is the product of a joint effort of five shareholders, including four who come from Mashteuiatsh. MM. James Moar and Steeve Paul are also the owners of Transport C. Moar, while MM. Éric Courtois and Philippe Buckell own the Ilnu Gaz service station. As for Mr. Simon Proteau, he has been a forestry engineer for several years. Together, they possess numerous years of experience in the business sector.
Groupe Aishkatsh, which was created in 2018, offers services in the organisation of worksites, mobile crushing operations and excavation. The group also owns several heavy trucks and tractor trailers which can be used for the transportation of wood chip and soft wood lumber. Since its inception, its 38 employees have worked on 82 projects, which generated 217 M$. With the addition of a division dedicated to the forest sector, the Group wishes to increase its presence and further develop its expertise in the area of forestry operations. Its shareholders also wish to work in partnership with entrepreneurs of Mashteuiatsh; it would allow them to maximize the economic benefits for the community. Moreover, the enterprise will encourage the hiring of community members and it wants to contribute to the development of aspiring entrepreneurs in forestry operations.
A Fruitful Initial Partnership
This new entity was born thanks to the efforts of Groupe Rémabec which enabled the launching of the enterprise by the purchase of wood bundles acquired by Groupe Aishkatsh – Division forêt during the past year. The Group is happy to establish a first solid and durable business relationship with an enterprise that believes in its potential for development. The planned services include the planning of harvest operations, the harvest itself, the transportation to mills and forest roadwork.
Since the enterprise has just been created, several posts for operators of trucks, excavators, loaders, graders and lowbed trucks need to be filled.
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