On March 10th the JAS Lumber Council held its 29th grading competition at the Citizen’s Hall in Osaka. Canada Wood was on hand to present the COFI Award to three grade championship finalists. Shawn Lawlor presented the top COFI Award to… more
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Director, Canada Wood Japan
Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa in 1990 and later from the Asia Pacific Management Program at Capilano College in 1995. His career has spanned 15 years in international forest and building products marketing and sales with leading primary producers. Shawn joined the Canada Wood group in April 2007 to take on the role of Director, Japan Operations. He resides in Tokyo with his wife Christine and son Cole.
On January 12th Canada Wood visited with the Tokachi 2×4 Association and longtime 2×4 builder Mr. Masahiro Sotohiro of Sotohiro Kensetsu in Obihiro, Hokkaido. The region is known to have the highest market share of 2×4… more
Between November 25th and 29th British Columbia’s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations led a mission to Japan with 35 forest industry and government leaders. The mission program commenced with a visit to Sendai to… more