The National Choice Specialty Wood sawmill has reopened in McBride, British Columbia, Canada.

The reopened sawmill will export lumber to Chinese markets.

National Choice Bio Fuels Industries bought the mill’s assets from Dore River. The mill can produce 25,000-35,000 board feet per day, about six million to nine million board feet a year, from which half of the rough cut metric dimension lumber is destined for China.

BC forests minister Pat Bell released a report on the same day on which the mill reopened, stating that a record-breaking 257 million board feet of lumber was exported to China in August 2010. Exports to China from the province have reached 1.5 billion board feet, and are on track to reach the 2.5 billion mark by the end of 2010.