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Monthly Archives: March 2018

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Rick Jeffery

President & CEO, Coast Forest Products Association

The Future of Coast is Now

As Coast Forest Products Association completes its final days of operation, I’m reminded of the fact that while the players may change, the coastal forest sector is – and will always be an important and permanent fixture in British Columbia.  In this job I have said a thousand times that every day the men and women in this industry show up, roll up their sleeves and get to work.  It is this work ethic, integrity, innovation, thoughtfulness and respect for the land that has allowed the industry to meet its challenges.

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Building Overseas Opportunities

Given the uncertainty in international trade agreements, market diversification is vital to the health of the coastal forest industry.  Early this March, FII India led another delegation from British Columbia and Canada on a trade mission to India to gain further understanding of the opportunities for Canadian wood.  Coast Forest Products Association represented BC’s coastal forest sector on this trip.

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Les Kiss

Vice President, Forestry, Coast Forest Products Association

With 40 years of work experience, I have learned a few lessons

Recently I’ve been asked, “What have you learned with over 40 years of coastal forestry work experience?” After some reflection, what follows are my thoughts.

Some would say getting older gives you increased perspective and wisdom. I can say with certainty, the coastal forestry business has changed a great deal in the last 40 years, but more in its form than in its fundamentals.

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2018 BC Wood Design Awards a Great Success!

Another year, another amazing display of innovative wood design! Wood WORKS! BC celebrated the 14th year of the BC Wood Design Awards with an impressive lineup of beautiful wood designs and wood construction from across the province.

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