TACOMA, WA - Three British Columbia Canada plywood mills have joined the APA-The Engineered Wood Association, approved during the APA's meeting last month in Nashville, TN.
The new inductees, effective Aug. 1, include Richmond Plywood Corporation Ltd. of Richmond, BC; LP Golden of Golden, BC; and Canoe Forest Products Ltd., of Canoe, BC.
Richmond Plywood, “RichPly,” was established in 1956 as a cooperative and continues as such with 282 shareholders who work in production.
Canoe Forest Products, located near Salmon Arm, has been producing plywood since 1965. In 2012, Canoe Forest Products joined the Gorman Family of Companies, longtime lumber manufacturers.
The LP Golden mill started peeling veneer in 1964. The mill expanded to plywood production in the ’70s and started to produce laminated veneer lumber in 1997. In 1999, LP acquired the mill from Evans Forest Products. The Golden mill is already an APA member with its LVL line.
Ed Elias, APA president, said with the addition of these mills, APA membership will represent about 60 percent of Canada’s plywood production.
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