To celebrate Earth Day, Grade 7 students from Glenmerry Elementary School planted
some Douglas Fir seedlings on the bank below the Little League baseball fields in
Glenmerry. Teachers Louise Sidley and Sandy Calder, along with Atco employees Ron
Ozanne and Ron Babcock supervised the activity. Ron Ozanne taught the students about
various ways trees help the environment. The seedlings were donated by Atco.
April 22, 2010 - Earth Day with Glenmerry Elementary School Students
On May 18, 2010, the owners of ATCO Wood Products closed on the purchase of
International Rail Road Systems Inc (IRRS). IRRS owns and operates the shortline railroad
that runs from the ATCO veneer plant in Fruitvale to Columbia Gardens. The shortline
delivers rail cars to and from the ATCO veneer plant and connects with the Burlington
Northern Santa Fe railway network that runs throughout North America.
While IRRS will remain a separate company from ATCO, the staff at ATCO will take over
the management and administration of this shortline. All other operations of the railroad will
remain unaffected through the transition.
We are very excited about this acquisition, as it further secures ATCO Wood Products
economic access to the wood products markets outside of the Beaver Valley for many
decades to come. We intend to manage the shortline with a long term view and will be
investing in maintenance and track structure upgrades accordingly over the next several
May 18, 2010 - Purchase of International Rail Road Systems
For their September/October 2010 edition, Canadian Wood Products published a
four-page article highlighting some of the changes made over the past few years that have
helped ATCO keep running through the tough market facing the forest industry. Click here
to read the article.
October 2010 - ATCO in the news