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Fruitvale Arena

No need to be alarmed if you saw a giant Beaver falling a healthy spruce tree inside the Fruitvale Arena today (June 10, 2019) was just some of the ATCO Team at the 2019 Adventure Picnic, where we were sharing stories about our local forests with the littlest members of our Community. The kids had a ball learning about the trees, animals, and plants and learning about what products we use everyday that come from our forests....and even helping our mascot skillfully fall a spruce, and make some lumber.

Annual Landscape Sale

Great day in Fruitvale for our Annual Landscape sale (May 4, 2019)! Come on out to our mill and pick up some landscape ties and some mulch or wood chips for your garden, and help us support our local scout troop’s trip to The Pacific Jamboree in Sooke, this summer!


One of the ways we engage with our extended Team is to bring all of our forestry and woodlands crews together once a year for refresher training on safety, environmental responsibilities and fire fighting (140 people this year ranging from foresters to our log haulers, to our Silviculture crews, to our harvesting crews, and to our road maintenance and engineering crews). We appreciate the hard work and dedication of everyone working in the woods and throughout the ATCO organization who help make us successful everyday!


ATCO Wood Products Sign

We're very excited to unveil the ATCO Wood Products sign in front of our mill in Fruitvale. As a manufacturer of high-quality softwood veneer, we're proud to say that our sign is constructed completely from renewable softwood veneer based products. The letters are manufactured from marine grade plywood. The large panels are made from a MPP (Mass Plywood Panel) - a new and revolutionary type of veneer based building product from Freres Lumber (one of our customers located in Oregon). Special thanks to Warren Clark for his design of the sign, Left of Center Design for their engineering and project management, NINCO Construction for their construction expertise, Maglio Building Supply for their help on selecting stain products, Sheep Creek Crane for lifting our sign in place, MIDAS Lab for use of their CNC to cut our letters, Freres Lumber for their supply of the MPP components, SUTCO for help moving our MPP components from Oregon to Fruitvale, and to all the employees at ATCO who not only provided input to the design, but who showcase the hard work and dedication to our Company and our Industry that our sign represents. Be sure to check out our new sign the next time you are driving through Fruitvale (you can't miss it!)

increasing Veneer Volume

“Scott Weatherford had the opportunity to sit down with Paul MacDonald from Logging and Sawmill Journal recently to talk about the Family Business, the veneer industry, and wood products in general.

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Proud to sponsor a wonderful community event

We are excited to once again bring the Jingle Express Train Ride to the Beaver Valley. Be sure to get your tickets early and join us on December 1st for the Jingle Express! A huge thanks to our sponsors: ATCO Wood Products, RDKB Area A, Retriev Technologies, Powertech Electric, Hall Printing, McEwan & Co Law, and HUB International for making this event possible.

- Nelson & Ft. Sheppard Railway



Proud to support such a worthwhile endeavour in our community!

The KBRH Health Foundation has received $21,500 from ATCO Wood Products Ltd. for the Emergency Department Campaign. This generous donation will support an Acute Care Examination Room in the new Emergency Department at KBRH. The donation from ATCO Wood Products will go towards the Foundation’s goal to raise $1 million by 2020. Lisa Pasin, Director of Development, accepted this donation from Scott and Rebecca Weatherford and the ATCO Wood Products team. - KBRH Health Foundation

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Family Enterprise Xchange

For their dedication to a progressive work culture, customer service excellence and the responsible management of the region’s natural resources. We are pleased to present the 2018 Family Enterprise of the Year Award to ATCO Wood Products Ltd.!

We hope you will join us in acknowledging this extraordinary Family Business at the FEYA Panel, and the FEYA Celebrations at #FEXSymposium2018!

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