lists: Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2012

Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2012

RANKED | Ranked by number of B.C. employees in 2012
Rank '12CompanyTop local executive(s)ProductsYear foundedRevenue
Net income '11/
No. worldwide staff '12No. B.C. staff '12
1Canfor Corp
1700 75th Ave W Suite 100, Vancouver V6P 6G2
P: 604-661-5241 F: 604-661-5235
Don Kayne, president and CEOLumber, engineered lumber, structural panels, decking, trim, siding and recycled wood products1938$2.4 billion
$2.4 billion
$10.8 million
$173.3 million
2West Fraser Timber Co Ltd
858 Beatty St Suite 501, Vancouver V6B 1C1
P: 604-895-2700 F: 604-681-6061
Henry Ketcham, chair, president and CEOLumber, laminated veneer lumber, panels and plywood and pulp and paper1955$2.8 billion
$2.9 billion
$72.7 million
$186.4 million
3Tolko Industries Ltd
3000 28th St, Vernon V1T 6M1
P: 250-545-4411 F: 250-550-2550
Al Thorlakson, executive chair, Brad Thorlakson, president and CEOLumber, oriented strand board, plywood and veneer, kraft paper, harvest bins, biomass energy, and other value-added products1956NPNP3,1002,3001
4Western Forest Products Inc
700 Georgia St W Suite 510 PO Box 10032, Vancouver V7Y 1A1
P: 604-648-4500 F: 604-681-9584
Dominic Gammiero, chair and CEO, Brian Cairo, CFO, Don Demens, COOLumber, logs, wood chips and value-added remanufacturing2004$853.7 million
$667.9 million
$24 million
$41.1 million
5Catalyst Paper Corp
3600 Lysander Ln Suite 200, Richmond V7B 1C3
P: 604-247-4400 F: 604-247-0512
Kevin Clarke, president and CEOSpecialty papers, directory paper, newsprint, market pulp2001$1.3 billion
$1.2 billion
($974 million)
($396.9 million)
6The Husby Group
6425 River Rd, Delta V4K 5B9
P: 604-940-1234 F: 604-940-1236
NPFull-service forest management company1970NPNP1,0001,000
7International Forest Products Ltd
1055 Dunsmuir St Suite 3500, Vancouver V7X 1H7
P: 604-689-6800 F: 604-688-0313
Duncan Davies, president and CEOFine-grain raw material for remanufacturing into consumer products, finished and semi-finished products and structural building materials1963$758 million
$625.6 million
($13.5 million)
($5.2 million)
8Paper Excellence Group
4940 No 3 Rd Suite 218, Richmond V6X 3A5
P: NP F: 604-232-2463
NPPulp and paperNPNPNP2,2008002
9Teal Jones Group
17897 Trigg Rd, Surrey V4N 4M8
P: 604-587-8700 F: 604-581-6162
Dick Jones, president, Tom Jones, CEOWestern red cedar lumber, bevel, siding, timbers; Douglas Fir and Hemlock lumber; western red cedar roofing, sidewall shakes and shingles1947$200 million
$200 million
10Kruger Products (formerly Scott Paper Ltd)
1625 5th Ave, New Westminster V3M 1Z7
P: 604-522-7893 F: 604-522-0296
Chuck Stewart, regional managerTissue paper productsNPNPNPNP5873
11Conifex Timber Inc
2925 Virtual Way Suite 110, Vancouver V5M 4X5
P: 604-216-2949 F: NP
Ken Shields, chair, president and CEO, Kevin Horsnell, Yuri Lewis, CFOLumber products and residuals2004$125 million
$57.4 million
($16.9 million)
($10.8 million)
12Zellstoff Celgar LP
1921 Arrow Lakes Dr PO Box 1000, Castlegar V1N 3H9
P: 250-365-7211 F: 250-365-4211
Cherie Hanvold, managing director - finance and administration, Kevin Anderson, managing director - operations and technicalSoftwood pulp, bio-electricityNP$392.8 million
$412.7 million
$46 million
$74.6 million
13Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
925 Georgia St W, Vancouver V6C 3L2
P: 604-661-8000 F: 604-661-8377
Anne Giardini, presidentBuilding products: dimensional softwood lumber, engineered lumber (Parallam, Timberstrand), OSB. Northern bleached softwood kraft pulp1965NPNP11,981430
14Domtar Corp4
2005 Mission Flats Rd, Kamloops V2C 1A9
P: 250-434-6000 F: NP
Carol Lapointe, vice-president and mill managerPaper-grade bleached softwood kraft and specialty pulp grades2006$5.5 billion5
$5.9 billion5
$310 million5
$605 million5
15Richmond Plywood Corp
13911 Vulcan Way, Richmond V6V 1K7
P: 604-278-9111 F: 604-278-2617
Joe Andrews, general manager, Terry Davis, vice-president, sales, Manjit Sihota, presidentPlywood1956NPNP375375
16Gorman Bros Lumber Ltd
3900 Dunfield Rd, Westbank V4T 2G3
P: 250-768-5131 F: 250-768-2822
Rick Scott, CFO, Ron Gorman, president and CEOValue-added lumber products1951$100 million
$85 million
17Nanaimo Forest Products Ltd
1000 Wave Pl, Nanaimo V9X 1J2
P: 250-722-3211 F: NP
Levi Sampson, presidentNorthern bleached softwood kraft pulp2008NPNP300300
18Brink Forest Products Ltd
2023 River Rd, Prince George V2L 5S8
P: 250-564-0412 F: 250-564-0796
John Brink, president and CEOFingerjoint lumber1975NPNP250250
19Ainsworth Lumber Co Ltd
1055 Dunsmuir St Suite 3194, Vancouver V7X 1L3
P: 604-661-3200 F: 604-661-3201
Jim Lake, president and COO, Chris Davies, CFOOriented strand board, pointSix engineered flooring, stairtreads, thermastrand radiant barrier roofing, webstock for I-joists1952$293.3 million
$329.5 million
$8.3 million
$11.9 million
20Coulson Group of Companies
4890 Cherry Creek Rd, Port Alberni V9Y 8E9
P: 250-723-8118 F: 250-723-7766
Wayne Coulson, CEO, Coulson Group, Jim Messer, COO, Susan Merivirta, CFOForest products1960NPNP150150

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