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CFPA to intensify focus on global markets

Published February 24, 2015 in The Working Woods by Robin Brunet – Source

The Coast Forest Products Association will be spending a good part of 2015 helping the BC government develop new markets for wood in India and re-strategize its relationship with China and Japan.

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Strategic Investments – Manufacturing – Western Forest Products

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Balanced Budget 2015 – A Disciplined Approach for Our Economy

Coast Forest Products Association and its member companies welcome the Province’s disciplined approach to growing our economy as demonstrated today by this year’s Balanced Budget 2015 and presented by Finance Minister Mike de Jong.

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Canada builds new disability rehab centre in Japan

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

B.C. forest industry stands tall again

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New research shows plenty of reason to support a modern, redefined forest industry

When paycheques find their way into bank accounts around the province this Friday or next, almost 150,000 British Columbians will have B.C.’s backbone industry to thank for at least a piece of that deposit, all of it for some 58,000 people directly employed by forestry.

Now, 150,000 may not seem like a big number in a city the size of Vancouver. But in a place such as Williams Lake, where two in seven people are employed directly in the industry, it means plenty.

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B.C. forestry contractors optimistic about future

Published January 23, 2015 in Times Colonist by Andrew Duffy – Source

B.C.’s coastal forest industry may be feeling optimistic after a few years of improving sales and economic conditions, but the organization that represents industry contractors warns there are still major challenges on the horizon.

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Report Reaffirms BC Forest Industry Remains a Leading Contributor to Provincial Economy

An economic impact report by international consulting firm MNP shows the continuing importance of the forest industry to the province of B.C.

The report, commissioned by a group of industry trade associations representing every region of the province, and endorsed by Resource Works Society, shows the forest products manufacturing industry is still a mainstay of the provincial economy from Victoria to Fort St. John, and remains the economic driver of at least 40 per cent of the province’s communities and the people who live in them.

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