Contract awarded for demolition of JS McMillan’s Prince Rupert processing plant

The JS McMIllan processing plant in Prince Rupert that was closed last year is now scheduled for demolition.

The JS McMIllan processing plant in Prince Rupert that was closed last year is now scheduled for demolition.

“The contract has been awarded, and it will take place during the year. There really is no contingency around preserving the processing plant,” said JS McMillan general manager Colin McMillan, adding that everything will be coming down as part of the demolition.

McMillan says that the contract for the demolition was awarded to a local firm, but would not elaborate.

As for the reduction plant, McMillan says negotiations are ongoing to keep it operational in Prince Rupert.

“This time of year there is not a huge sense of urgency…There is plenty of business interest in keeping the reduction plant open and a general understanding among the stakeholders that the plant has to stay operating for them to have their processing plants,” he said.

“The plant and equipment has been carefully winterized and mothballed….There is no plans to demolish that plant before the end of it’s useful life and no reason for the plant to come down now.”