Biggest forestry companies in B.C. in 2016

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2016

Published July 5, 2016. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but information was not available or provided by deadline.

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Rank '16FootnotesCompanyTop local executive(s)Partial list of productsYear foundedNo. of worldwide staff '15No. of worldwide staff '16No. of B.C. staff '15No. of B.C. staff '16
1 B.C. headcount 2016: As of December 31 of previous year, includes subsidiaries; B.C. headcount 2015: As of December 31 of previous year, includes subsidiaries; Worldwide 2016: As of December 31 of previous year, includes subsidiaries; Worldwide 2015: As of December 31 of previous year, includes subsidiaries Canfor Corp
1700 75th Ave W Suite 100
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G2
Phone: 604-661-5241
Fax: 604-661-5253
www.canfor.com
Don Kayne (president and CEO) Lumber, value-added wood products, pulp, paper and green energy 1938 6,047 6,247 4,100 4,053
2 Worldwide 2016: As of December 31, 2015; Worldwide 2015: As of December 31, 2015 West Fraser
858 Beatty St Suite 501
Vancouver, BC V6B 1C1
Phone: 604-895-2700
Fax: 604-681-6061
www.westfraser.com
Edward (Ted) Seraphim (president and CEO) Diversified wood products company producing lumber, laminated veneer lumber, medium-density fibreboard, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips and energy 1955 7,900 7,900 3,000 3,000
3 B.C. headcount 2016: As of April 30, 2016; B.C. headcount 2015: As of March 31, 2015; Worldwide 2016: As of April 30, 2016; Worldwide 2015: BIV estimate Tolko Industries Ltd
3000 28 St
Vernon, BC V1T 6M1
Phone: 250-545-4411
Fax: 250-550-2550
www.tolko.com
Brad Thorlakson (president and CEO) Lumber, oriented strand board, plywood and veneer, kraft paper, harvest bins, biomass energy and other value-added products 1956 3,594 3,656 2,567 2,602
4 B.C. headcount 2016: 2015 figure; Worldwide 2016: 2015 figure Western Forest Products Inc
700 Georgia St W Suite 510 PO Box 10032
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1A1
Phone: 604-648-4500
Fax: 604-681-9584
www.westernforest.com
Donald Demens (president and CEO); Stephen Williams (SVP, CFO and corporate secretary) Lumber, logs, wood chips and value-added remanufacturing 2004 2,230 2,230 2,058 2,058
5 B.C. headcount 2016: As of April 2015; B.C. headcount 2015: As of April 2015 Catalyst Paper Corp
3600 Lysander Ln Suite 200
Richmond, BC V7B 1C3
Phone: 604-247-4400
Fax: 604-247-0512
www.catalystpaper.com
Joe Nemeth (president and CEO) Specialty papers, directory paper, newsprint, market pulp 2005 2,625 2,700 1,564 1,546

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