Joel Roorda

Joel Roorda

Chips off the old block

NANAIMO – Western red cedar trees installed at entrance to Harmac pulp mill.

Joel Roorda, builder with Pioneer Log Homes, left, and Pete Ryan, artist, unveil a carving of Henry Reginald MacMillan, founder of the H.R. MacMillan Export Company and co-founder of MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., during the sixth annual employee reunion at the Harmac pulp mill Thursday.

The mill, originally built and operated by MacMillan Bloedel, also unveiled the framework for the new entranceway to its main offices, built by Roorda from 300-year-old western red cedar trees.