This past year was an eventful one for the owners and employees of Miramichi Timber Frames.
On the local front we are very excited to be involved in the Miramichi Open River Ecomuseum Project. www.miramichiecomuseum.com This major project consists of eleven sites along a fifty five kilometre stretch of the Miramichi River. Last year we built a Picnic Shelter and an Information Kiosk at Middle Island. We also built a Kiosk to be erected at Vye’s Beach. A replica of an original Lighthouse is currently being finished for Middle Island. An Interpretive Center Addition is in now under construction on site at Beaubear’s Island.
The Great Fire Frame at the French Fort Cove Ecomuseum was quite an interesting project. It required us to build a small frame and scorch the timbers to represent a partially burned home during the Great Miramichi Fire of 1825. www.frenchfortcove.com
We were pleased to build an Octagonal Gazebo locally for a Miramichi resident. The owner finished it out beautifully with screens, electrical outlets and a serving cupboard.
Within New Brunswick we built two new homes – one in Fredericton and one in Saint John.
We were also proud to be involved in the construction of a new church in Ste. Anne de Kent, New Brunswick which we supplied posts and four large trusses which were fifty feet in length.
Ongoing is our production of export crates for which last year was a record number. Our client is Sunny Corner Enterprise Inc. here in Miramichi. www.scei.ca The crate manufacturing shop has undergone a layout study as part of a Lean Manufacturing Initiative which has helped the crew improve the flow of materials and increase productivity.
In early January we hired Lise Ringuette as our new Office Administrator. She is responsible for payroll, accounting and is our front line person in the office. We are very happy to have her with us.
Our timber frame shop looks forwards to a busy fall and winter ahead.
French Fort Cove Ecocentre