Fiready to improve efficiency with new biomass boiler
By Alyssa Dalton
Feb. 6, 2015 – Fiready — a Clair, N.B., maker of dried, packaged firewood — is installing new equipment to improve its efficiency and productivity with the help of provincial and federal government investments.
The project consists of purchasing and installing a biomass boiler, which the company said will increase its production by maximizing the plant’s drying capability. Increased sales are also expected as a result.
The federal government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program, is providing a $350,000 repayable contribution to the project. The provincial government is providing $110,000 through the Northern New Brunswick Economic Development and Innovation Fund, and $50,000 through the NB Growth program. Fiready is investing $10,000 and has a $200,000-loan from the Business Development Bank of Canada.
“At a time when we are looking to meet the increase in client demand, this project will allow us to increase productivity substantially,” said director of sales and co-owner Marielle Clair.