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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.
Establishing a U.S. headquarters is an exciting occasion for Canfor. This milestone reflects our company’s tremendous growth in the southern U.S. It also marks the success of many years of work, and new friendships and partnerships with the leaders in the U.S. lumber industry – all of which have played a key role in Canfor achieving our success in the U.S.
The opening of this new office was possible thanks to the support we’ve received from the Mobile Country and the State of Alabama. Each provided generous financial incentives that have gone a long way to offset our costs. Of the guests in attendance, we were thankful to have representatives from the State and County whose leadership was instrumental in this investment.
Our new office space will be in the historic Van Antwerp building. This beautiful building was Mobile’s first skyscraper and when it opened in 1908 was one of the tallest buildings in the Southeast.
We look forward to Canfor being a productive and strong partner in the community of Mobile for many years to come. Taken at the Oct. 25 grand opening reception from L-R: Michael Korenberg, Chair of Canfor and Canfor Pulp Board of Directors: Sandy Stimpson, Mayor, City of Mobile; Merceria L. Ludgood, Mobile County Commissioner; Fred Stimpson, President, Canfor Southern Pine; Gina Gregory, President, Mobile City Council; Bill Sisson, President and CEO, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce; and Don Kayne, President and CEO, Canfor Corporation.