Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2019

 

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2019

Published in BIV print edition on July 16, 2019. Sources: Interviews with below companies and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but information was not available or provided.

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Rank '19 Company Top local executive(s) Partial list of products Year founded No. of worldwide staff '19/'18 No. of B.C. staff '19/'18
1

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

Don Kayne, president and CEO

Integrated forest product company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper, and green energy production

1938

NP
6,240 (1)

4,119 (1)
4,119

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, Raymond Ferris, president and COO

Diversified wood products company producing lumber, laminated veneer lumber, medium-density fibreboard, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips and energy with facilities in Western Canada and the southern U.S.

1955

8,570
8,600

2,925
3,100

3

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

Brian Baarda, CEO

Pulp and paper manufacturing

2007

3,600
NP

2,450
NP

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, executive vice-president and CFO

Timber harvesting, reforestation, forest management, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips and value-added lumber remanufacturing

2004

2,182
2,236

2,150 (2)
2,200 (2)

5

Tolko Industries Ltd
3000 28 St, Vernon V1T 9W9
P: 250-545-4411 F: NP tolko.com

Brad Thorlakson, president and CEO

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

1956

3,002
3,305

2,095
2,374

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