Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2015

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2015

Published July 7, 2015. 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 '15FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)Partial list of productsYear foundedRevenue 2014No. of worldwide staff '15No. of B.C. staff '14No. of B.C. staff '15
1 B.C. employees 2015: As of December 31, 2014, includes subsidiaries; B.C. employees 2014: As of December 31, 2013, includes subsidiaries; Worldwide 2015: As of December 31, 2014, includes subsidiaries Canfor Corp
1700 75th Ave W Suite 100, Vancouver V6P 6G2
Phone: 604-661-5241
Fax: 604-661-5253
Don Kayne (president and CEO) Lumber, value-added wood products, pulp, paper and green energy 1938 $3,347,600,000 5,119 4,389 4,118
2 B.C. employees 2015: As of March 31, 2015 Tolko Industries Ltd
3000 28 St, Vernon V1T 6M1
Phone: 250-545-4411
Fax: 250-550-2550
Brad Thorlakson (president and CEO) Lumber, oriented strand board, plywood and veneer, kraft paper, harvest bins, biomass energy and other value-added products 1956 2,519 2,567
3 B.C. employees 2015: BIV estimate West Fraser Timber Co Ltd
858 Beatty St Suite 501, Vancouver V6B 1C1
Phone: 604-895-2700
Fax: 604-681-6061
Henry (Hank) Ketcham (executive chair); Edward (Ted) Seraphim (president and CEO) Lumber, panels, pulp, newsprint, wood chips 1955 $3,856,000,000 7,560 2,270 2,212
4 Western Forest Products Inc
700 Georgia St W Suite 510 PO Box 10032, Vancouver V7Y 1A1
Phone: 604-648-4500
Fax: 604-681-9584
Donald Demens (president and CEO); Stephen Williams (SVP, CFO and corporate secretary) Lumber, logs, wood chips and value-added remanufacturing 2004 $1,036,900,000 2,058 2,066 2,058
5 B.C. employees 2015: As of April 2015; Worldwide 2015: As of April 2015; acquired mills in Wisconsin and Maine Catalyst Paper Corp
3600 Lysander Lane 2nd floor, Richmond V7B 1C3
Phone: 604-247-4400
Fax: 604-247-0512
Joe Nemeth (president and CEO); Jim Bayles (SVP, sales and marketing) Specialty papers, directory paper, newsprint, market pulp 2005 $1,109,300,000 2,760 1,621 1,564

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