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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Blog Entries

Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research

Our Forests – Our Roots: Interfor Hammond Mill

hammondThe forest industry in coastal British Columbia is firmly rooted in our heritage, and, at the same time, maintains close connections to coastal communities today. One example is Interfor, a world-leading lumber company committed to building communities and member of Coast Forest Products Association. Read more

Blog Entries

Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

Coast Forest on the 10 Year BC Hydro Rate Plan

Coast Forest Products Association welcomes today’s announcement by Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines.

10 Year Plan for BC Hydro, BC Hydro and Government acknowledge the critical status and importance of rate predictability for BC Hydro customers and offer a framework within which to work.  However, the initial rate increase of 15% over the next 2 years will challenge the competitiveness of our pulp and paper and lumber industry in coastal BC. Read more

News Clippings

Clippings from Coast Forest

New Forestry Director, Fire Chief Named

The District of Mission has promoted deputy fire chief Larry Watkinson to lead the department as director of fire and rescue services (fire chief).

The district noted in a press release that the appointment comes after “an extensive national search for a progressive and innovative leader to manage the combined paid-on-call and career fire and rescue team.”

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News Clippings

Clippings from Coast Forest

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 on maximizing margin, and investing in their facilities.

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News Releases


Renewed Website Highlights Interfor’s Transformation and Robust Future

International Forest Products Limited (“Interfor” or the “Company”) (TSX: IFP.A) has extensively revamped its website, www.interfor.com, to reflect its transformation over the past decade into one of North America’s largest lumber producers.

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