To all Nanaimo Area Residents and Businesses:

Nanaimo Forest Products would like to let all our neighbours and surrounding businesses know that the Harmac Pulp Mill will be conducting its annual Mill Wide Emergency Evacuation Drill on Thursday morning December 8, 2022. The purpose of this drill is to test our emergency systems and preparedness. This drill is part of our ongoing commitment to keep our community and employees safe.

The drill will require that our audible emergency alarm system be activated. This siren can be heard in the area surrounding the mill. The alarm will be activated for a few minutes during the morning and will be silenced as soon as our emergency systems allow.

We thank you in advance for your understanding.

-Nanaimo Forest Products

   Harmac Pacific operates a Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) pulp mill located on the east coast of Vancouver Island near Nanaimo, British Columbia. Nanaimo Forest Products Ltd., the owner of the Harmac Pacific trademark, restarted the mill with a single production line on October 3, 2008, producing NBSK at the rate of 226,000 tonnes per year. In 2009, a second production line was restarted and capital upgrades in 2010 and 2011 brought the mill's production capacity up to 365,000 tonnes of pulp per year.


  The Harmac mill produces high quality kraft pulps made from custom blends of Douglas fir, western hemlock, balsam fir, interior SPF and western red cedar. The pulp is sold in Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America . With its strategic location on a deep water port, the mill is well situated for cost effective export of pulp and receipt of raw materials such as wood fiber.