Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2018

 

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2018

Published in BIV print edition on July 10, 2018. Incorrect information for Canfor Corp was published. Updated online July 18, 2018. Sources: Interviews with above companies and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but information was not available or provided. NP=Not provided

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Rank '18 Company Top local executive(s) Partial list of products Year founded No. of worldwide staff '18/'17 No. of B.C. staff '18/'17
1

Canfor Corp
1700 75th Ave W Suite 100, Vancouver V6P 6G2
P: 604-661-5241 F: 604-661-5253 canfor.com

Donald Kayne, president and CEO

Lumber, engineered lumber, structural panels, decking, trim, siding and recycled wood products

1938

6,284
6,257

4,181.55
4,171.55

2

West Fraser Timber Co Ltd
858 Beatty St Suite 501, Vancouver V6B 1C1
P: 604-895-2700 F: 604-681-6061 westfraser.com

Ted Seraphim, CEO

Lumber, panels, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, energy

1955

8,600
7,800

3,100
3,100

3

Tolko Industries Ltd
3000 28 St, Vernon V1T 6M1
P: 250-545-4411 F: 250-550-2550 tolko.com

Brad Thorlakson, president and CEO

Lumber, oriented strand board, plywood and veneer, kraft paper, harvest bins, biomass energy and other value-added products

1956

3,305
2,790

2,374
2,104

4

Western Forest Products Inc
1055 Georgia St W Suite 800, Royal Centre, PO Box 11122, Vancouver V6E 3P3
P: 604-648-4500 F: 604-681-9584 westernforest.com

Donald Demens, president and CEO, Stephen Williams, senior vice-president and CFO

Lumber, logs, wood chips and value-added remanufacturing

2004

2,236
2,078

2,236 (1)
2,069 (2)

5

Catalyst Paper Corp
3600 Lysander Lane Suite 200, Richmond V7B 1C3
P: 604-247-4400 F: 604-247-0512 catalystpaper.com

Edward (Ned) Dwyer, president and CEO

Specialty papers, directory paper, newsprint, market pulp

2005

1,500
2,573

1,500
1,500

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