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Gatineau, Quebec, January 24, 2012 – The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the Réseau des entreprises du secteur du bois de l’Outaouais (RESBO) has been granted financial assistance to implement a strategic plan for the commercialization of secondary and tertiary processed hardwood products.

“By lending its financial support to value-added processing in the wood sector, the Government of Canada is also encouraging commercialization of these products while illustrating its commitment to furthering job creation and economic wealth,” says Minister Lebel.

This project arose from a need expressed by a group of 22 value-added processors from the Outaouais region that joined forces through