MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – The UCS Forest Group of Companies (UCS) is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to acquire the assets and ongoing business activities of the British Columbia business unit of White-Wood Distributors Ltd. UCS does business in Canada as Upper Canada Forest Products Ltd.

“We are delighted with the opportunity to service the customers and support the suppliers that have been dealing with White-Wood throughout British Columbia”, stated Warren Spitz, President & CEO of UCS. “I would like to offer my thanks to Mark Yusishen for choosing us as White-Wood’s successor in this market. Our corporate strategy to grow in key markets continues across North America and we are very excited about this most recent opportunity.”

“Our decision to complete this transaction with Upper Canada was based in part on our shared values and commitment to excellence in customer service”, commented Mark Yusishen, President & CEO of White-Wood. “We are confident that our valued customers in B.C. will continue to be well-served.”

This is the third acquisition in the past 10 months for the UCS Forest Group, which recently acquired Reimer Hardwoods operations in Alberta and the Atlas Lumber Company in Los Angeles, California. Upper Canada Forest Products has serviced the British Columbia market for over 20 years and operates from an 80,000 sf warehouse in Burnaby and a second facility in Kelowna. In a timely manner White-Wood’s operations will be integrated into Upper Canada’s facilities.

Upper Canada is very excited to welcome White-Wood’s B.C. team into the UCS Family!

About the UCS Forest Group of Companies:

UCS Forest Group is one of North America’s premier importers and distributors of specialty products serving discerning customers in the architectural woodworking, commercial and residential furniture, and cabinet-making industries. UCS does business as Atlas Lumber in California, Sierra Forest Products in its other U.S. markets, as Upper Canada Forest Products in Canada, UCS Global internationally and as A&M Wood Specialty. UCS has set the industry standard for value creation for over 25 years. Our extraordinary people, unique supplier relationships, customer-focused solutions and state of the art warehouses provide an unparalleled level of value creation and service to the woodworking industry.

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