100 years

Est. 1917


Our Team

ELCO is proud of our record of continuous employment. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that we offer full-time, year-round employment. We have a very loyal and dedicated team...

Workplace Safety

ELCO’s very active safety committee ensures that all policies are reviewed annually, that quarterly inspections are carried out and that everyone is effectively trained and committed to safe work practices...

Workplace Education

ELCO has developed training seminars for written and oral communications skills, literacy skills, supervisory skills training, computer skills training and more to support employees in achieving the GEDs...



604 Highway 2,

Elmsdale, NS , Canada , B2S 1A7


Email: gennie@elmsdalelumber.ca

Tel: 902-883-2276

Fax: 902-883-2324



Our dedicated, safety-conscious team consists of 50 full-time, year-round people from our local communities.

We operate a single shift from Monday to Friday and produce approximately 30 million board feet of spruce lumber annually, which includes a very small volume of hemlock lumber. We produce premium spruce, random length lumber as well as premium spruce decking products.

Our sawmill generates bi-products of wood chips, sawdust and hogged bark.  Our planer mill generates bi-products of planer shavings and trim-ends.


We pride ourselves in supporting our local suppliers. Our most long-term, loyal customer base is mostly located in Nova Scotia.  We also proudly serve customers in Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.