Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2014

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2014

Published on July 8, 2014. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.

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Rank '14CompanyProductsYear foundedRevenue in 2012Revenue in 2013Net Income in 2012Net Income in 2013Worldwide staff in 2014No. of B.C. staff in 2014footnotes
1 Canfor Corp
Lumber, engineered lumber, structural panels, decking, trim, siding and recycled wood products 1938 $2,642,800,000 $3,194,900,000 $35,600,000 $250,500,000 5,732 4,389 2014:: January 2014 figure; includes Canfor Pulp employees; 2013:: January 2013 figure; 2014:: January 2014 figure; includes Canfor Pulp employees
2 Tolko Industries Ltd
Lumber, oriented strand board, plywood and veneer, kraft paper, harvest bins, biomass energy and other value-added products 1956 2,519
3 West Fraser Timber Co Ltd
Lumber, panels, pulp, newsprint, wood chips 1955 $2,999,654,000 $3,474,103,000 $77,057,000 $348,809,199 7,757 2,270
4 Western Forest Products Inc
Lumber, logs, wood chips and value-added remanufacturing 2004 $925,400,000 $977,500,000 $28,200,000 $125,400,000 2,066 2,066
5 Catalyst Paper Corp
Specialty papers, directory paper, newsprint, market pulp 2005 $1,058,200,000 $1,051,400,000 $583,200 $-127,600,000 1,616 1,603

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