CEO Don Kayne’s Blog
  • Official Opening of Canfor Southern Pine Headquarters

    by Don Kayne | Oct 26, 2016
    I’m proud to share that we officially opened our Canfor Southern Pine headquarters in Mobile, AL earlier this week. On Oct. 25, we held a grand-opening reception to celebrate this milestone and I was pleased to attend along with Canfor and Canfor Pulp’s Board of Directors.
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  • Canfor’s Refreshed Core Values

    by Don Kayne | Oct 25, 2016
    Earlier this year, a group of Canfor employees undertook an important exercise to review our company’s Core Values. Canfor has undergone considerable growth over the past several years and as a result, we felt it was important to revisit our values and ensure they best reflected our business, brand and culture today.
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  • Canfor Builds a Stronger Community with Telus Cup Sponsorship

    by Don Kayne | Oct 11, 2016
    To follow on Canfor’s long tradition of supporting events, we are proud to officially sign on as a Community Sponsor of the Telus Cup. In just over six months, the puck drops at Hockey Canada’s only minor male hockey championship next April in Prince George and Canfor is thrilled to help bring this event to one of our Canfor communities.
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  • Canfor’s Support of United Way Makes a Difference in Multiple Communities

    by Don Kayne | Sep 26, 2016
    Canfor and our employees have been committed to supporting United Way since 1969 and our decades of fundraising efforts have already raised over $6 million for our communities.
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  • Significant Milestone Reached with UBC Tall Wood Building

    by Don Kayne | Sep 15, 2016
    I am pleased to share that construction of Brock Commons, the soon-to-be tallest wood tower in the world, has reached a significant milestone with the mass wood structure and façade now complete and four months ahead of schedule.
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  • Canfor Supports Students in our Industry

    by Don Kayne | Sep 01, 2016
    It’s that time of year – when masses of students head back to school. Whether they are returning to their program of choice or beginning a new one, I am most excited for those pursuing a career in the forest products industry. I’ve said it before and continue to believe that there has never been a more exciting time to join this industry; it offers diverse career opportunities and is one that I can proudly say is leading the fight against climate change.
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  • Canfor Southern Pine to Open Official Headquarters

    by Fred Stimpson | Aug 25, 2016
    Over the years, Canfor has grown significantly in the U.S. south through acquisitions that began 10 years ago – including the acquisition of Scotch Gulf Lumber which brought me to Canfor. Operating under the name Canfor Southern Pine and with 14 manufacturing facilities and 1.4 billion board feet of southern yellow pine production, Canfor is now a significant player in the U.S. sawmilling business. Our U.S presence has also grown to now include engineered wood products.
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  • Canfor Brings Earth Rangers to BC Kids

    by Don Kayne | Aug 24, 2016
    As part of our commitment to sustainable forest management, Canfor provides support to organizations that focus on wildlife and animals. We’re also big fans of organizations that benefit children and youth. That’s why supporting Earth Rangers is a great fit for a Canfor sponsorship; Earth Rangers provides children with the opportunity to protect animals, improve the environment and ultimately make a difference.
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  • Inclusion Works with the Indigenous Workforce

    by Amy Rose | Aug 02, 2016
    The First Nations community is an important partner of Canfor and is a group with which we are focused on improving our engagement, recruitment and inclusion efforts. It is very inspiring to work for a company that treats this as a priority and also exciting to think of the positive benefits that will result from Canfor’s work in this area –both for Canfor and for the Indigenous community.
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  • The Softwood Lumber Board’s Funded Programs Successfully Identify and Capture New Growth Opportunities

    by Don Kayne | Jul 28, 2016
    As Chairman of the Softwood Lumber Committee’s (SLB) Program’s Committee, I am proud to be associated with an organization that develops and executes effective programs that benefit the whole industry. As mentioned in a previous blog post highlighting the SLB’s recent impact report, the SLB and its programs have delivered better than a 15-fold return on your investment.
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