Weston Forest buys Michigan company for U.S. expansion

July 25, 2017

By: The Working Forest Staff

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – Weston Forest has expanded its operations into the United States with the purchase of the assets of Great Northern Lumber of Michigan. Weston Forest will operate the facility as Northern Industrial Woods Inc.

The two companies have had a long-standing relationship, and Great Northern Lumber extends the reach of Weston’s remanufacturing capabilities.

 “We are very excited to acquire US assets for the first time in our history. Owning a facility in Michigan allows us to support our customers on both sides of the border,” says Steve Rhone, president of Weston Forest. “In this time of uncertainty around the trade of softwood lumber between Canada and the United States, this is one more step to ensure we can continue to deliver the exceptional service our customers have come to expect from us.”

Weston Forest is a distributor and remanufacturer of softwood and hardwood lumber and specialty panel products. Weston’s various business units serve the industrial crating and packaging sectors, provide specialty products to the construction and infrastructure sectors, and manufacture and distribute a wide variety of products to lumber and building material dealers.

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