WESTAC Gains Forestry Perspective as West Fraser Joins the Council


July 28, 2022 | Category: New Member Notices


Special Announcement

West Fraser Joins WESTAC

Vancouver, BC – July 28, 2022 — The Western Transportation Advisory Council's (WESTAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce West Fraser as the newest member of the Council. As one of the world's largest lumber and OSB manufacturers, West Fraser is a major contributor to the Western Canadian economy.

West Fraser's heritage is a story about people who came together to build much more than the founders ever imagined. This collaborative culture makes West Fraser well suited to join WESTAC. WESTAC brings together leaders who recognize that transportation issues have long horizons and require a sustained, collective commitment.

"We are very excited to have West Fraser join WESTAC. As a leader in the forestry sector, they will bring a unique viewpoint to the transportation and supply chain challenges facing Western Canada's trade corridors," said Lindsay Kislock, President & CEO, WESTAC

The Official Representative to the Council will be James Gorman, Vice-President, Government & Corporate Relations. The Alternate representative will be Laurie Kravski, General Manager, Transportation.

"WESTAC plays an important role in bringing government, shippers, carriers, ports and labour together to discuss key transportation issues. West Fraser is pleased to join WESTAC and is committed to working collaboratively to maximize the efficiency of Canada's supply chain," noted Gorman.

 

About West Fraser

Headquartered in Quesnel, British Columbia, West Fraser is a diversified wood products company with more than 60 facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. West Fraser operates 26 mills in Western Canada.

From responsibly sourced and sustainably managed forest resources, the Company produces lumber, engineered wood (OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, particleboard), and other products, including pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and renewable energy. West Fraser's products are used in home construction, repair and remodelling, industrial applications, papers, tissue, and box materials.

For more information visit https://www.westfraser.com/

 

About WESTAC

WESTAC is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC's members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada's freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable, and competitive.

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For further information: Marzia Rizvi, Manager, Program Development & Communications (604.687.8691 ext. 330)