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The Voice of the British Columbia Interior Forest Industry

COFI works with governments, communities, organizations and individuals to ensure that forest policies in BC support the forest sector and, as a result, those who are dependent on the sector for business income or family supporting jobs. We work within the national and international (Japan, China, Korea) Canada Wood partnership to improve market access at home and overseas and to increase demand for our members’ products.

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Expanding export opportunities for Canadian wood products, in markets all over the world.

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Corporate Members

  • babine
  • canfor
  • carrier
  • domtar
  • dunkley
  • gorman
  • lakelandmills
  • lpcorp
  • mercer
  • mitsuihomes
  • netchako
  • westfraser
  • weyerhaeuser

Click on any of the above Corporate Member logos to view each member website.

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Current Forest Industry News

COFI Convention

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Thanks for attending! PDF files for most conference presentations are available for viewing or download here.

Mark your calendar for April 8-10, COFI Convention 2015 in Prince George

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COFI Board of Directors Announced

The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) announces a reconstituted Board of Directors consisting of 14 Chief Executive Officers representing forest companies operating in British Columbia’s interior. They are:
Ted Seraphim, West Fraser (Chair)
John Brink, Brink Forest Products
Alan Fitzpatrick, Nechako Lumber Co.
Dave Gandossi, Mercer International
Anne Giardini, Weyerhaeuser
Ron Gorman, Gorman Bros. Lumber
Don Kayne, Canfor
Bill Kordyban, Carrier Lumber
Martin Lorrion, Domtar
Rob Novak, Dunkley Lumber
Mac Palmiere, Louisiana Pacific Canada
Ken Shields, Conifex
Greg Stewart, Lakeland Mills
Steve Zika, Babine Forest Products

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Remembering Ron Neil

The COFI Board of Directors and staff were deeply saddened to learn of Ron Neil’s passing on November 16, 2013.  Ron served on COFI’s Board for many years with wisdom, kindness and enthusiasm.  His commitment to COFI and the forest industry was evident in all he did.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Victoria on January 4th.  For more information visit this page: Ronald (Ron) William Neil September 15, 1938 – November 16, 2013

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Watch Wood Innovation at Work in Northern BC

The Wood Innovation and Design Centre is being built in Prince George and is expected to be among the tallest modern wood buildings in the world when it is completed next summer. Funded by the Government of BC, construction features an all-wood structure on top of a concrete foundation, utilizing glulam beams, cross-laminated timber panels, and other wood products. UNBC will occupy nearly half of the building, providing Engineering classrooms, offices, a lecture theatre and research/teaching lab.

Click here for information about UNBC Engineering programs, a link to the Government of BC’s website about the Wood Innovation and Design Centre, and links to the webcams that will allow anyone to view the construction progress at any time from two vantage points: The top of the Ramada Hotel (looking west) and the Twisted Cork Restaurant (looking northeast).

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