We are pleased to announce that COFI and the Coast Forest Products Association have decided to come together as one organization to create a stronger, unified voice for the B.C. forest industry.
By coming together, the industry will work together across regions to advocate on behalf of the forest sector, its workers and the 140 communities that depend on the forest sector through their mills, operating facilities, silviculture, and logging operations.
Learn more about the COFI’s members below.
The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is the voice of the B.C. forest industry. B.C.’s forest industry is adapting, evolving and innovating, and continues to be one of the most significant economic drivers in the province and the largest producer of softwood lumber in Canada.
COFI members produce lumber, pulp and paper, panels and engineered wood products at facilities across the province. All share a commitment to a future based on sustainable forestry and manufacturing practices, innovative product development and employee safety.
As the unified voice of the world’s most vibrant and sustainable wood products manufacturing sector, COFI is active in the following areas:
Communications & Outreach
Government Relations & Policy
Overseas Market Development
Board of Directors
COFI is governed by a Board of Directors who provide strategic direction to the organization. Board members are chief executives at their respective companies
Nick Arkle, Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.
John Brink, Brink Forest Products Ltd.
Daniel Buron, Domtar Corporation
Duncan Davies, Interfor Corporation
Don Demens, Western Forest Products
Fred Dzida, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
David Gandossi, Mercer International
Dick Jones, Teal Jones Group
Bill Kordyban, Carrier Lumber Ltd.
John Mohammed, A&A Trading Ltd.
Rob Novak, Dunkley Lumber Ltd.
Mac Palmiere, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Ken Shields, CONIFEX Timber Inc.
Greg Stewart, Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd.
Steve Zika, Babine Forest Products Ltd.
Jeffery Zweig, TimberWest Forest Corporation
The member companies that COFI represents range from some of the largest publicly-traded companies to mid-sized companies, family-owned companies and smaller niche operators. In addition to corporate members, COFI also provides Quality Control services to a broader group of companies.
Babine Forest Products Limited
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