Investor FAQs

Who is CanWel?

We are one of North America’s largest distributors of building materials and home renovation products. We serve the new home construction, home renovation and industrial markets. CanWel also operates thirteen wood preservation plants that produce quality treated wood products. 

Whom does CanWel sell its products to?

Our customers range from small independent lumber yards, to regional building material dealers and national home improvement chains. Our customers include known retailers such as Lowes, Home Depot, and Home Hardware. CanWel also supplies the industrial market with furniture manufacturers, millwork shops, manufactured home producers and industrial trailers.

Where is CanWel headquartered?

CanWel is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia:

CanWel Building Materials Ltd.
Suite 1600 – 1100 Melville Street
PO Box 39
Vancouver BC V6E 4A6
Phone: 604.432.1400
Fax: 604.436.6670

Where do CanWel’s shares trade and what is the ticker symbol?

CanWel trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CWX”.

What are the shares trading at today?

Click here for CanWel’s current stock quote.

How can I purchase CanWel shares?

CanWel common shares can be bought or sold through a stockbroker or online trading service, or any financial institution that provides brokerage services. 

When does CanWel’s fiscal year end?

CanWel’s fiscal year-end is December 31. 

When did CanWel’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) take place and at what price?

The offering closed on May 13, 2004 and consisted of 5,118,000 common shares that were sold at $8.50 per share for gross proceeds to CanWel of $43,503,000. 

Who were the underwriters of CanWel’s IPO?

GMP Securities Ltd. was the lead manager and bookrunner for the offering. Members of the underwriting syndicate include CIBC World Markets Inc., Canaccord Capital Corporation, Dundee Securities Corporation and First Associates Investments Inc. 

Who is CanWel’s independent auditor?


Who is CanWel’s transfer agent?

AST Trust Company (Canada)

How can I get more information on CanWel?

All company reports can be found on our Financial Reports page, and all publicly available documents are accessible on You may also contact Ali Mahdavi, Investor Relations at