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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