With more than 27 sawmills in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Southern United States, West Fraser takes pride in being a preferred supplier to both domestic and global clients.
West Fraser produces a variety of softwood lumber products which are sold into the North American and export markets.
We are committed to producing and delivering a quality product and, as such, take steps to ensure standards are consistently met. All lumber is graded in compliance with the NLGA (National Lumber Grades Authority) and the NGR (National Grading Rules) which are accredited by the ALS (American Lumber Standard) and CLS (Canadian Lumber Standard). Each piece of lumber is grade-stamped showing the grade of lumber, the dryness, the mills' designated number and the accredited agency, which in turn performs routine grading checks to ensure the product meets or exceeds all standards.
This group of western Canadian interior species includes Engelmann spruce, white spruce, hybrid white spruce, lodgepole pine, and subalpine fir. The colouring of this group ranges from white to pale yellow. These grades are light in weight, work easily, take paint well, hold nails well and exhibit small knots.
Douglas Fir-Larch (D Fir-L North)
This western Canadian interior species produces grades ranging from reddish brown to yellowish in colour. It exhibits a high degree of hardness and good resistance to decay.
Hem-Fir (hem-fir North)
This group of western Canadian coastal species includes western hemlock and amabilis fir. This grouping appears yellow-brown to white in colour, works easily and takes paint and nails well.