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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Congratulations Joe Nemeth

Coast Forest Products Association would like to extend its sincere congratulations to Mr. Joe Nemeth for his recent appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer at Catalyst Paper. We have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Nemeth during his 30 years in the forestry sector. He has demonstrated both leadership and an acute knowledge of the industry through his executive positions in sales, marketing and operations.

Mr. Nemeth’s most recent role was that of President and CEO of Canfor Pulp. His proficiency in operations and management will be an invaluable asset to both Catalyst Paper and BC’s Coastal Forest sector.

We look forward to working with Mr. Nemeth in his new capacity.

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BIV: B.C. Forestry Numbers


Check out this video!

Business in Vancouver’s Fiona Anderson talks about a new training program for those interested in a forestry career.

The free seven week training program aims to increase the amount of forestry workers in BC, while focusing on safety and proper training. Our member company Western Forest Products is involved in the program, encouraging those interested in working in the industry to apply and take part.



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Learning How to Log for Fun and Profit


Western Forest Products offering paid logging courses to help fill B.C. forest sector’s growing skills shortages.

In a corner of northern Vancouver Island, prospective loggers are learning how to climb trees, set tail blocks and choke logs. The area is called “the playground,” but the training is serious business.

Not only are the students learning how to do a dangerous job safely under the watchful eyes of trainers, they’re being paid by a B.C. forestry company while they complete the seven-week course, with a high likelihood they’ll later be hired.

Western Forest Products (WFP) began offering the seven-week course in September 2012 and has thus far trained 18 students. The company has since hired 14 of those graduates.

To read the whole article click here!


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