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Our leadership team has deep expertise and a bold vision. Find out about our take on evolving trends and patterns in the industry, and how we are carving out a solid, strategic future for our company. 

Wonders of Wood

Steven Hofer, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
March 12, 2014

Last week, Wood WORKS! BC held its 10th Wood Design Awards ceremony, which recognized leadership and innovation in wood use.

We’ve been a proud supporter of these awards for a long time, and this year Interfor sponsored the jury. The gala is a fantastic way to showcase the amazing strength, beauty and limitless versatility of BC wood products.

Check out this year’s award winners, and you will see what I mean.

The judges described the winning projects as distinctive and elegant – and pointed to their strength, beauty and simplicity. Winners included a stunning townhouse project, a magnificent community hall and health center and an outstanding timber footbridge.

With 113 worthy nominations for the 12 categories, it was easier to sponsor the jury than to pick the winners.

Our congratulations to all the individuals and companies recognized, and special thanks to the jury members – architects Laura Hartman and Wesley Wollin, engineer C.Y. Loh and forest sector executive Rick Jeffery.

Interfor and BMC: Powerful Partners

Rick Fortunaso, General Manager, North American Whitewood
February 17, 2014

CEO Peter Alexander hit the nail on the head when he closed his BMC National Meeting last month by stressing the importance of vendor/partner relationships.

It’s a two-way street. BMC location and areas sales managers who stopped by our booth thanked us for being there. I felt we should be thanking them.

By understanding the needs of our customers, we can deliver value to them. And you don’t often find a thousand key customers at one location – representing 10 states and 14 major markets.

Better yet, I was buoyed by the optimism in the room. Builders spoke of solid growth for the last three years – and told us they expect this year will be even better.

My presentation – Building Value in New Dimensions – shared this view. Markets have improved, lumber supplies are more secure, and there’s wider use of wood products. Demand for lumber has never been stronger.

The powerful Interfor-BMC partnership brings together two organizations determined to deliver the quality products builders need – and get it right every time.

Milestone in the Great Bear Rainforest

Steven Hofer, VP, Sales & Marketing
January 29, 2014

Forest companies and environmental groups have announced a set of joint recommendations for the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia’s central and north coast.

Collaboration has been the cornerstone in this significant achievement and Interfor has been proud to be involved.  This milestone represents 14 years of intense work and scientific analysis involving Interfor, Greenpeace, ForestEthics Solutions, the Sierra Club of BC, other forest companies, communities, the provincial government and First Nations. 

The recommendations support environmental goals and provide more certainty for our Coastal business. It means we can continue to provide you with high-quality products from sustainably managed forests. The recommendations are now with the provincial government and First Nations for their review and final implementation.

Welcome to Interfor.com

Steven Hofer, VP, Sales & Marketing
November 5, 2013

Over the past decade, Interfor has emerged as one of the world’s largest lumber companies, with first-class facilities across North America and the broadest range of products of any of the major lumber companies.

We created this new website so you can learn more about our diverse, quality products; our unmatched customer service; and our world-leading safety and environmental standards. You can also hear what our President and CEO Duncan Davies has to say about Interfor and our future here.

We are excited about what we have achieved, and what the future holds. This website offers you a gateway so you can track our progress as we continue our strategic growth.

It will also help you find the perfect Interfor product for every project – quickly and easily. You can search by end use, by species or by specific product, or connect with one of our seasoned sales professionals.

And it will soon be available in Japanese and Chinese, so we can reach our customers in markets around the globe.

Showing Customer Appreciation

Steven Hofer, VP, Sales & Marketing
September 10, 2013

Interfor recently showcased our new products, existing product lines and expanded operations for international buyers at BC Wood’s 2013 Global Buyers Mission — and we followed this with a reception for our key customers.

Hundreds of buyers from more than 20 countries around the world attended the Mission, and many stopped at our booth to learn about our growth and our mill upgrades.

The reception we held after the three-day event in Whistler, BC, gave us a chance to express our appreciation to customers. We were also able to bring them up to date on recent exciting developments, including our new acquisitions, capital investments, and expanded product offerings.

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