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Yamamura Receives Well Deserved Recognition

Kevin Bews

By Kevin Bews

SPF Manager

February 6, 2017

Group Photo (L to R) of COFI’s Shawn Lawlor, Yamamura’s Mr. Tatsukami & Mr. Nakamura and BC’s Minister Thomson

Yamamura Co., Ltd., receives “Certificate of Appreciation & Recognition” for its “Leadership in Innovation and Support in the Commercial Development of Large Scale Two by Four Non-Residential Construction in Japan. Representing the company, Mr. Shinobu Nakamura, President and Mr. Yoshiharu Tatsukami, Tokyo Branch Office Manager were on hand at a dinner hosted in their honour at the Westin Hotel in Sendai on November 26, 2017, by a delegation of 21 persons representing our industry lead by British Columbia’s Honourable Stephen Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. At the dinner, BC’s Minister Thomson personally thanked Yamamura’s President Mr. Nakamura and presented a wooden plaque signed by the Minster, Mr. John Kozij, Director General, Canadian Forest Service / NRCan and Ms. Susan Yurkovich, President & CEO, Council of Forest Industries. Yamamura is a medium sized general contractor based in Yamagata prefecture that also builds residential homes, but also specializes in building medium and large wooden structures in Japan. In 2004, the company was involved in constructing the first fireproof elderly care facility built in Aichi prefecture. It has since built its experience, knowledge and has continued to hone its expertise over the years to become one of the leading general contractors for these types of structures in Japan.