West Fraser Acquires Travis Sawmill Operations

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/10/2014 8:46AM


VANCOUVER, BC - West Fraser has acquired Travis Lumber Co.'s sawmill and lumber manufacturing operations based in Mansfield, AR. Details of the transaction were not released.

In 2013, Travis Lumber's sawmill produced more than 100 million board feet of lumber. West Fraser said it plans to invest additional capital in the mill and grow capacity to approximately 150 million board feet. Travis Lumber has operated at the Mansfield site since 1988.

"We are delighted with this growth opportunity in the U.S. South and we welcome our new employees to the West Fraser organization," said Ted Seraphim, West Fraser president and CEO.

West Fraser (TSX:WFT) currently owns and operates more than 27 sawmills in western Canada and the United States, including two sawmills in Arkansas as well as sawmills in Texas and Louisiana. The company also has plants producing MDF, plywood and LVL.


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Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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