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MarketScreener Homepage  >  Equities  >  Toronto Stock Exchange  >  West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.    WFT   CA9528451052

WEST FRASER TIMBER CO. LTD.

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Business Summary
Logo West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is a diversified wood products company, which produces lumber (spruce-pine-fir (SPF) and southern yellow pine (SYP)), panels (plywood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL)), pulp (northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) and bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP)), newsprint, wood chips and energy. The Company's segments include Lumber, Panels, Pulp & Paper, and Corporate & Other. It offers engineered wood products. The Company holds rights to timber resources that for supplying the fiber required by its Canadian operations and have agreements for the supply of fiber required by its United States operations. It carries on its operations through subsidiaries and joint operations in British Columbia, Alberta and the southern United States. Its operations located in western Canada manufacture all of the products except SYP lumber. Its sawmills located in the southern United States produce SYP lumber and wood chips.

Number of employees : 8 200 people.
Sales per Business
20182019Delta
CAD (in Million)%CAD (in Million)%
Lumber4,29170.1%3,31768% -22.7%
Pulp & Paper1,16319%966.0019.8% -16.94%
Panels664.0010.9%594.0012.2% -10.54%
Sales per region
20182019Delta
CAD (in Million)%CAD (in Million)%
United States3,66159.8%2,89059.3% -21.06%
Canada1,23920.3%979.0020.1% -20.98%
China734.0012%650.0013.3% -11.44%
Other Asia442.007.2%321.006.6% -27.38%
Other42.000.7%37.000.8% -11.9%
Managers and Directors
NameAgeSinceTitle
Raymond W. Ferris-2019President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Henry Holman Ketcham712016Executive Chairman
Christopher Andrew Virostek472017Chief Financial Officer & Vice President
Chuck Watkins--Vice President-Capital & Technology
Robert Phillips692008Lead Independent Director
Janice Gaye Rennie632004Independent Director
Gerald J. Miller652012Independent Director
John K. Ketcham582015Independent Director
Reid E. Carter632016Independent Director
John N. Floren612016Independent Director
Equities
Vote QuantityFree-FloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Stock A 1 66,397,144 50,308,142 75.8% 0 0.0% 73.3%
Stock B 1 2,281,478 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
James Allen Pattison 8,914,900 13.4%
Ketcham Investments, Inc. 5,662,718 8.53%
Pictet Asset Management SA 3,476,343 5.24%
Norges Bank Investment Management 3,116,644 4.69%
Fidelity Investments Canada ULC 2,657,679 4.00%
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (Investment Management) 2,507,738 3.78%
Mackenzie Financial Corp. 2,116,208 3.19%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 1,362,999 2.05%
CI Investments, Inc. 1,344,867 2.03%
John K. Ketcham 991,000 1.49%
Company contact information
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
858 Beatty Street
Suite 501
Vancouver, BC V6B 1C1

Phone : +1.604.895.2700
Fax : +1.604.681.6061
Web : http://www.westfraser.com
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