CEO Don Kayne’s Blog
  • 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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  • Canfor Nominated for Three Business Excellence Awards

    by Don Kayne | Jul 25, 2016
    Each year the Prince George Chamber of Commerce celebrate excellence in the city’s business community with the Business Excellence Awards. Canfor is very proud to be nominated for three awards this year.
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  • Celebrating our Growth in Green Energy

    by Mark Feldinger | Jul 20, 2016
    To celebrate the recent completion of two new pellet plants in Chetwynd and Fort St. John, Canfor held a grand opening event at both locations on July 19 that was attended by local delegates, a group of customers and media. Guests at each location attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and toured our modern pellet plants that convert once waste-bound biomass into green energy.
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  • Now Available: Executive Summary of 2015 Sustainability Report

    by Don Kayne | Jun 28, 2016
    To supplement our comprehensive online 2015 Sustainability Report, released earlier this year, I am pleased to share that the Executive Summary of the joint Canfor and Canfor Pulp report is now available.
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  • Canfor’s Radium and Elko Mills Play Key Role in World’s Tallest Wood Building

    by Don Kayne | Jun 20, 2016
    Earlier this month, wood began arriving on scene of the soon-to-be world’s tallest wood building, which is under construction at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. Canfor supplied the specialty lumber used for all of the wooden columns, used to hold up each floor, and one third of the lumber for the project's CLT panels.
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  • Canfor Supports Dry Grad Celebrations

    by Don Kayne | Jun 17, 2016
    At the end of this month, a new group of high school graduates will empty out their lockers and set forth on an exciting chapter ahead. Before they start pursuing their dreams and launching their careers, there will be a well-deserved celebration.
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  • Supporting Aboriginal Students’ Education in Forestry and Trades

    by Amy Rose | Jun 10, 2016
    Working together with our First Nations communities is a key component of our business. One of our important partnerships is with the Ktunaxa Nation, and was formally recognized with the joint signing of a Relationship Protocol and an Engagement and Benefit Agreement in 2014.
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Contact Don about his blog at CEOblog@canfor.com