Moose Band Development Corporation was incorporated in 1985. The vision of the corporation and continues to remain today was to create economic opportunities and benefits for the members of the community.
After focusing on economic opportunities within its community, we recognized that in order to prosper, we would have to venture further afield. So in 2003, we acquired CS Enterprises from a local logging contractor. CS Enterprises became one of the primary logging contractors in the Cochrane area, supplying round wood to area sawmills and paper mills from Timmins to Cochrane.
Subsequent to the acquisition of CS Enterprises, we saw an opportunity to get into the tourism industry, namely remote tourism. Kesagami Lake Lodge, a remote fly in lodge was acquired. The lodge, known as the Crown Jewel of the North, caters to clients from across the globe and has future plans for further bolstering their profile in the tourism market.
With an interest in greater opportunities in the tourism sector and expansion into air service, we acquired Cochrane Air Services in 2011. Cochrane Air Services has become the largest remote tourism outfitter in North America with fishing and hunting camps spread throughout the Moose Cree Territory, and is now poised to expand its client base.
In 2010, we strengthened our position in the forestry industry with the newly formed 3 Nations Logging. Today, 3 Nations Logging is the backbone of our company, and is one of the largest logging contractors within the region, delivering in excess of 250,000m3 of wood to the sawmaill in Cochrane and Northwestern Quebec.
Over the last couple of years, the company has expanded into the mining industry with overseeing the site services work and also 51% ownership in CS-Fournier LP, a rock crushing contractor.
Today, the corporation is managed by a disciplined team of experienced accounting, human resources, forestry operations and tourism personnel. The corporation is guided by a committed board of directors who see continued success and growth as Moose Cree First Nation builds a sustainable economic future for its people.