Category Archives: Investor Relations

Totem poles revealed at Gathering Place

WFP donates Western Red Cedar logs to Vancouver Island University that were harvested in Nuu-chah-nulth territory. The logs were carved into totem poles to represent the First Nations language groups on the Island. Read more…

Proposed deal to preserve large swaths of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

WFP is one of the forest industry companies that established the terms of the GBR agreement in collaboration with government, First Nations and environmental groups. Read more…

Margin key at Western Forest Products

Saltair Sawmill has the flexiblity to grow http://www.woodbusiness.ca/harvesting/shifting-margins

Western’s Saanich Forestry Centre marks half-century growth

Western’s Saanich Forestry Centre marks half-century of growth: credit for the company’s success comes down to the team: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/wfp-s-saanich-forestry-centre-marks-half-century-of-growth-1.1354144 Please click here for a video of the Saanich Forestry Centre. A video highlighting the anniversary event and Western’s investments will …

Come and Play in the Working Forest

Ferns & Fallers, Forests and Forestry on the Sunshine Coast ~ a publication by Powell River Living – All of these recreation areas – your favourite weekend destinations and ours – lie within Western Forest Products’ Tree Farm License area.  …

Forest Companies and Environmental Groups Deliver Joint Recommendations for the Great Bear Rainforest

Joint recommendations to achieve final implementation of ecosystem-based management (EBM) in the Great Bear Rainforest have been reached among five forest product businesses and three leading environmental groups who together form the Joint Solutions Project (JSP). Read more…

Industry awarded for dust safety systems

Employee safety is a priority for B.C. forest companies and it is why the industry acted quickly to improve wood dust management following two tragic sawmill explosions last year. Forestry CEO’s immediately established a task force to lead an industrywide …

Western Forest Products: ‘Being more efficient important part of being globally competitive’

The economic downturn of recent years was felt by industries all over the world. B.C.’s wood products sector was no exception in experiencing a changed business climate. Western Forest Products, since the downturn, has positioned themselves by reducing costs, focusing …

Six recipients announced for BC Safety Authority’s Lieutenant Governor Safety Award

The Manufacturing Advisory Group, of which WFP is an active member,  is being recognized by the BC Safety Authority for their efforts on mill safety with respect to dust mitigation.  The MAG received the BCSA Lt. Governor Safety Award for …

Forest Industry and Government Help Japan Rebuild after 2011 Tsunami

For well over a century, Japan has been an important trading partner of the British Columbia forest sector. Beginning with logs from the BC coast for temple construction, trade expanded to include timbers for use in traditional Japanese post and …