North American Forest Group, Inc.
At a Glance
St. Lawrence County IDA , Local Development Corporation , St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency
North American Forest Group, Inc., a related company to Massena-based wood pellet and timber harvesting
companies Seaway Timber Harvesting and Curran Renewable Energy, purchased a vacant 143,000-square-foot
former manufacturing building and approximately 28 acres of idle industrial land on the St. Lawrence River for the
purposes of starting a sawmill and wood products distribution operation. The facility is located outside the
Ogdensburg city limits in the town of Oswegatchie, along more than 1,500 feet of St. Lawrence River shoreline.
After five years of non-use, the facility needs significant upgrades, including new windows, roof repairs, interior
and exterior wall upgrades, the rehabilitation of the sprinkler system, updated lighting and renovations to the
manufacturing space itself to accommodate the sawmill equipment and the proposed processing flow of raw logs
into the building and finished product out of the building. The site itself requires upgrades as well, including paving
repairs and the paving of additional building access and truck entrance space on the east side of the
property. Some of the equipment to be purchased and installed at the facility includes log handling equipment
and forklifts necessary to handle and move both logs and finished wood products.