Close to forty of the top lumber graders from across the Province competed in the 45th BC Interior Lumber Grading Championship staged in Kamloops on April 27th. Dave Munro of West Fraser – Quesnel, BC, once again had the top overall mark of 95.2% and was crowned “Champion of Champions” for 2013. After winning the contest in 2012 he was only competing against past winners in our very tough Champions Division. Surjit Parmar of Canfor – Prince George, BC captured the Senior Div. with a mark of 91.1 % and once again Brian March – Comact, Prince George, BC finished a close second, and Rachhpal Sahota – Tolko Industries, Lakeview – Williams Lake, BC was third.
Rounding out the top 10 are:
4th Place – Naresh Parmar – Canfor, Prince George
5th Place – Kamaldip Sandhu – Tolko Soda Creek, Williams Lake
6th Place – Jeremia Johnston – Tolko Soda Creek, Williams Lake
7th Place – Martin Pounder – Canfor, Canal Flats
8th Place – Graham Roche – Weyerhaeuser, Princeton
9th Place – Mike Carlson – Weyerhaeuser, Princeton
10th Place – Steve Brown – Tolko, Lavington
The 2013 Corporate Team Winners were the “PG Perennial’s” from Canfor – Prince George, BC. Sajjan Minhas, Naresh Parmar and Surjit Parmar, who combined to achieve a final mark of 91%
In the First Year Division (lumber graders attending for their very first time) – Naresh Parmar of Canfor – Prince George finished in first place and Caleb Lister of West Fraser – Chasm was second.
“We were extremely proud to get this type of energy and participation throughout the province as we are just trying to get this very worthwhile event up and running again and increasing our number this year by another 30 % was very encouraging” stated Gary Desrosier – Quality Control Manager for COFI, co-host of the event.
Will Moore, PLIB (L) and Dave Munro (R) WF Quesnel
L to R – Gary Desrosier (COFI), Jordan Townsend (WF – Chasm, Planer Superintendent) and Dave Munro (WF Quesnel, Quality Control Supervi