Canada Wood Product Associations
APA – The Engineered Wood Association
For over seventy years, APA -The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 37,000 square-foot research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.
BC Wood is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the global marketing of value-added wood products from British Columbia. BC Wood’s Wood Supply Network is your source for virtually every value-added wood product manufactured. Their on-line system matches your needs and immediately forwards your request to qualified companies of furniture, cabinets, millwork, pre-built structures, engineered wood products, remanufactured products or specialty items. For program information and inquiries, please visit their website at the link below.
Coast Forest Products Association
The Coast Forest & Lumber Association (CFLA) is the advocate and regulatory issues manager for wood products manufacturers operating on the British Columbia Coast. Using primarily Douglas fir, Western hemlock, Western red cedar, Yellow cedar, and Sitka Spruce, CFLA members produce log products, Japanese building components, structural dimension products for platform-frame building, decorative and appearance-grade products, value added secondary products, and treated building materials. For more information, visit their web site at the link below.
The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is a non-profit organization positively influencing the revitalization of the BC forest industry now and into the future. Representing 67 member companies, COFI provides enhanced levels of service in the areas of forest policy, quality control, international markets and trade development, public affairs and community relations. COFI plays a key role in ensuring world market access for BC forest products. For more information, visit their web site at the link below.
Forest Products Association of Canada
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade and environmental affairs (formerly the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (CPPA). FPAC provides an active forum for advancing ideas and issues of key importance to the Canadian forest products industry and its 1,200 forest dependent communities. FPAC designs programs to promote Canada’s leadership in sustainable forest management and environmental stewardship. For more information, visit their web site below.
Maritime Lumber Bureau
The Maritime Lumber Bureau, incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in 1978 on its fortieth anniversary of operations, represents the Atlantic Canadian lumber industry domestically, nationally and internationally. The Bureau monitors the quality control of lumber, provides training in grading and has implemented an effective Certificate of Origin Program. The membership of MLB, including governments and encompassing every aspect of lumber production and trade, extends beyond the Maritimes and into Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario, and the New England States. S-P-F (Spruce-Pine-Fir) and Eastern White Pine are the primary species grown and produced under the authority of the MLB with additional species such as Hemlock, Tamarack, and Eastern White Cedar also available.
QWEB – Québec Wood Export Bureau
The Québec Wood Export Bureau (Q-WEB) is a non-profit organization
showcasing wood products from Québec in export markets. Representing more than 200 manufacturers in 7 sectors, Q-WEB provides you with direct access to Québec’s vast array of wood products, including technical and promotional information. Their membership includes: softwood lumber, value-added softwoods, hardwood lumber, value-added hardwoods, hardwood flooring, pre-fabricated wood-frame housing, and finished wood products. For more information, visit their web site below.
WRCLA – Western Red Cedar Lumber Association
The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA) members account for over 65% the world supply of Western Red Cedar. These companies manufacture a broad mix of products ranging from heavy timbers to garden furniture. The WRCLA provides technical and promotional resources for use discerning consumers, select builders and architects. If you’re considering using Cedar on your next project, visit the web site below to learn more about this unique wood,our member companies and the products they produce.