Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2020

 

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2020

Published in BIV print edition on July 20, 2020. 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 '20 Company Top local executive(s) Partial list of products Year founded No. of worldwide staff '20/'19 No. of B.C. staff '20/'19
1

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

Don Kayne, president and CEO

Integrated forest products company and the producer of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper, and green energy production

1938

NP
7,169

3,701
3,954 (1)

2

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

Raymond Ferris, president and CEO

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

1955

8,230
8,200

2,772
2,925

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

NP
3,600

2,450
2,450

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

NP
2,182

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

5

Tolko Industries Ltd.
3000 28 Street, 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

2,612
3,002

1,672
2,095

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