VANCOUVER, BC - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. reported earnings after discontinued operations of $19 million for the first quarter of 2010. Earnings from continuing operations for the first quarter were $34 million on sales of $688 million.

"West Fraser's results reflect the efforts of our employees who maintained their focus on our culture of cost control and improved efficiency throughout a very bleak downturn," said Hank Ketcham, the company's chairman, CEO and president. "These efforts, along with improved pricing for our products, have positioned West Fraser to return to profitability."

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