HALIFAX, NS, Feb. 13, 2020 (Local News) -Nova Scotia's forest industry must look to investment and innovation in order to stabilize the sector in the wake of the Northern Pulp mill's closure, an executive with the province's only surviving paper mill said Wednesday.
Speaking to the industry's annual general meeting Wednesday, Allan Eddy, manager of business development at Port Hawkesbury Paper LP, said the closure of the mill in Pictou County was like a large wave hitting the sector.
Eddy likened the industry to a ship that's been struck down but has the ability to right itself.
"What's creating the ship's stability is the keel," he said, referring to the structure along a vessel's base. "In that context investment and innovation is what creates the keel for our sector and for our business ... and that's what gives us the ability to manage through the kinds of storms we are currently seeing."
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