Amid challenges, West Fraser says Thank You, Quesnel: A Look Back at 2023

By Keith Carter, Senior VP, West Fraser Timber
The Quesnel Cariboo Observer
January 23, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Keith Carter

As we look back on 2023, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our 1,300 Quesnel employees as well as our many local suppliers, small business partners and the community. 2023 brought its challenges, including sluggish demand for building products. Another record wildfire year, combined with new government policy initiatives, continued to put pressure on timber supply in the province. …Last fall we made the difficult decision to sell Quesnel River Pulp (QRP) to Atlas Holdings, who are expected to take ownership under the Millar Western banner early this year. Our Quesnel Sawmill will continue to furnish wood chips to QRP. …We are proud to be part of the Quesnel community and to invest in people and projects that support community well-being. We give back through employee-driven fundraising, volunteering and corporate giving.

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