On Tuesday (7-12-22), the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) announced that Tolko Industries Ltd., a family-owned, leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world, including lumber, plywood and veneer, oriented strand board (OSB), co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products, has officially joined the AFPA.
Tolko has operated in Alberta since 1994 when their OSB mill in High Prairie first came online. Their other two other divisions in Alberta include an OSB and LSL facility near Slave Lake, as well as a dimensional lumber mill in High Level, which is also home to a joint venture state-of-the-art pellet plant they own with DRAX. Combined, Tolko’s three facilities directly employ almost 700 workers.
Welcoming Tolko Industries, AFPA President and CEO Jason Krips said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Tolko join the AFPA family. Tolko is a company that is known for their values, and their focus on diversity and inclusion, Indigenous partnerships, and innovation. We are excited to welcome them to the Association and look forward to working with their team to continue to drive Alberta’s forest industry forward.”
Tolko’s Vice President, Indigenous & Government Relations and Sustainability, Janis Simpkins, will sit on AFPA’s Board of Directors and will help provide governance, oversight, and strategic leadership to the Association.
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TOLKO JOINS ALBERTA FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION (AFPA)