Canfor and Canfor Pulp understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees, and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. Through our succession planning and training programs, we offer a promote-from-within culture that gives our employees exceptional opportunities for career advancement.
We were once again recognized as one of BC's top employers for our support of a work-life balance, our commitment to growth from within, our competitive benefits and compensation, and our retirement planning support. Canada’s top 100 Employers is an annual competition to recognize the best places to work in the country – and BC’s Top Employers identifies exceptional workplaces in British Columbia.
Our Canfor 360 Conference in April brought together 80 senior managers and mill managers to build a common understanding and stronger links among all our divisions. At the event, CEO Don Kayne announced plans for a new internal training model that will give employees access to the information and training they need to pursue career opportunities in our companies.
At the Canfor 360 Conference, three employees were recognized for their outstanding contributions:
- Martin Pudlas, VP, Operations for Canfor Pulp, for our efforts to improve air quality in Prince George, and build community support for our operations at the same time.
- Ross Lennox, General Manager, Safety/Continuous Improvement, for leading our award-winning response to combustible dust management.
- Dave Dodge, VP for Canfor Southern Pine, for fibre procurement achievements that have reduced costs and improved quality.