In support of the community of St. Lazare, MB and all surrounding areas affected by the CN train derailment in February 2019, Core Boxes North had partnered with Dyck Enterprises to assist in clean up. We supplied wood shavings while Dyck Enterprises Ltd are transporting the shavings supply.

Spring is coming, why not consider wood chips/shavings for your gardens and flower beds?

  1. The most common way of using wood chips for gardening is to spread them on the ground as mulch. Mulch is a wondrous substance which can be made from more or less any organic material and provides a multitude of benefits.
  2. Mixing it into the soil as a fertilizer can be beneficial to your flowers and vegetables, however, make sure it is older wood chips/shavings so that it is nearly decomposed to return the Nitrogen to the soil and feeds the plants.
  3. It helps control weeds.
  4. A beneficial factor of having mulch on the top of the soil is the prevention of heating and drying of the black garden soil, and thus the fine hair roots that grow close to the top of the soil are able to absorb both moisture (and the minerals) and are able to take in nitrogen and oxygen etc.

These are just some of the benefits available, and being that we are a saw mill, we have plenty of wood chips/shavings available. Now is the time of year to act on it! Contact us for more details!


Core Boxes North manufactures core boxes, core trays, core racks, and related products for mining and mineral exploration and drilling companies. We are one of the very few saw mills that are man-powered, rather than automated.

We have a reputation for high quality products, attractive pricing, on time delivery, and unsurpassed customer service.  Core Boxes North is the preferred supplier for a large number of companies.

Our production facility is located in Winnipegosis, Manitoba, Canada. We ship our products all over Canada!


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