Founded in 1989, CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CWX. CanWel distributes a wide range of building materials, lumber, and renovation products, and is Canada’s only fully vertically integrated national distributor in the building materials and related products sector.
In March 2019, CanWel acquired Vancouver-based Lignum Forest Products LLP, which is now part of the building materials division. Additionally, CanWel operates treating plants and planing facilities in Canada and the United States, with distribution centres in all major cities and strategic locations across Canada and the west coast of the United States. CanWel’s U.S. treating and distribution division includes the wholly-owned Honsador Building Products Group that has locations in Hawaii and Oregon, as well as California Cascade, which is located in Sacramento, Woodland, Fontana, and Oregon.
CanWel’s Fibre division operates a vertically-integrated forest products company based in Canada with activities from British Columbia to Saskatchewan, and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. CanWel owns approximately 136,000 acres of private timberlands, strategic Crown licenses and tenures, log harvesting and trucking operations, several post and pole peeling facilities, and two pressure-treated specialty wood production plants.
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Vision, Mission and Values
To be the premier distributor of building materials in North America.
Mission and Values
Since its founding in 1989, CanWel has maintained the values around which it was built. The values of transparency, accountability, responsibility, teamwork, and maintaining a customer and supplier-centric approach guides all decisions throughout the organization. These values ensure that the needs of our customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders are always at the forefront. CanWel is committed to earning the right every day to be the distribution firm of choice by our customers and suppliers, thereby creating value for our shareholders.
CanWel is proudly led by an experienced Senior Management Team committed to ensuring its position as a leader and innovator in the building materials industry.
Chairman & CEO
Vice President of Treated Wood
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Human Resources
Director, Information Technology