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.
Our current employment opportunities:
Communications & Outreach
COFI provides a voice for the B.C. forest sector by engaging with stakeholders, communities and media to provide current information about the industry. Through COFI’s Annual Convention, which hosts the largest gathering of the forest sector in Western Canada, to public and community presentations, as well as COFI’s website and social media, COFI provides up-to-date information about key issues, challenges and opportunities of the B.C. forest sector.
Government Relations & Policy
Overseas Market Development
COFI’s field staff of experienced quality control supervisors are highly respected for their knowledge and integrity in the supervision of lumber production, grading and grade marking. COFI is accredited by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) and the Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board (CLSAB), among other organizations, to provide lumber inspection, certification and grade marking in accordance with the provisions of both organizations.
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.
Mike Blosser, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
John Brink, Brink Forest Products Ltd.
Daniel Buron, Domtar Corporation
Ian Fillinger, Interfor Corporation
Don Demens, Western Forest Products
Fred Dzida, Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
Ray Ferris, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.Lumber Ltd.
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.
Ken Shields, CONIFEX Timber Inc.
Greg Stewart, Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd.
Steve Zika, Babine Forest Products Ltd.
Jeffery Zweig, Mosaic Forest Management
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.
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