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MEMBER PROFILE

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BY STEPHEN MURDOCH

PROUD
HISTORY

Craig Marsden,
CanWel General Manager for AB and BC

IN THE INDUSTRY

F

OR 29 YEARS AND COUNTING, CANWEL BUILDING MATERIALS HAS BEEN
DISTRIBUTING BUILDING MATERIALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS. HEADQUARTERED
IN VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA, THE PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY (TSX SYMBOL:
CWX) IS ONE OF CANADA'S LARGEST DISTRIBUTORS OF BUILDING MATERIALS AND
ONE OF THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER AND
POSTS IN CANADA. CANWEL ALSO OPERATES DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES AND WOOD
TREATMENT PLANTS IN CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII. CANWEL IS TRULY A DIVERSE AND
FULLY INTEGRATED BUILDING MATERIALS AND FOREST PRODUCTS COMPANY, EXPLOITING ITS
OWN PRIVATE TIMBERLANDS.
General Manager for Alberta and
British Columbia for CanWel, Craig
Marsden, attributes the national
distributor's success to several
factors. "We have one of the most
extensive product mix offering in
the industry. Our team distributes
a wide range of building materials,
lumber and renovation products.
Through our CanWel Fibre division,
we operate a vertically integrated

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treated post company based in
Western Canada, operating from
British Columbia to Saskatchewan,"
Marsden said. This division
manufactures a wide variety of
posts and treated products that
they harvest on their own. "We own
approximately 136,000 acres of
private timberlands, Crown licenses
and tenures along with log harvesting
and truck operations that have
allowed us to be involved with every
facet of production," he explained.
The 13 year veteran with CanWel
also credits their experienced sales
force throughout the country for the
company's growth. "Our seasoned
sales team is committed to ensuring
our position as a leader and innovator
in the building materials industry. The
sales team creates the first impression
for customer service and lays the
ground work for successful long-term
relationships to help our customers
grow their sales. The outside
sales force is a vital link between
the customer and our internal
team members."
CanWel is immensely proud of the
relationships they have built with
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018

Chair's Message
Calendar of Events
Education Events
Board of Directors
New Board Profiles
Safety Update: WORKSAFEBC Releases Three-Year Strategy to Reduce Serious Injuries In the Construction Sector
BCFCA Board Members
Criteria for Choosing a Floorcovering Supplier
Concrete Placement
The Final Inspection
2018 Flooring Expo
ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification Program
BCFCA Events
President's Message
NFCA Board Members
Wood Changes Colour When First Exposed to Daylight
80th Anniversary Registration Form
President's Message Last Word
CANWEL: Proud History in The Industry
Coast Distributors - Warehouse Operations
HR Corner: 5 Reasons Why to Offer Your Employees a Retirement Plan
Index to Advertisers
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 3
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Chair's Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 5
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Board of Directors
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - New Board Profiles
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 9
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Safety Update: WORKSAFEBC Releases Three-Year Strategy to Reduce Serious Injuries In the Construction Sector
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - BCFCA Board Members
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Concrete Placement
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - The Final Inspection
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Certification Program
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - President's Message
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Wood Changes Colour When First Exposed to Daylight
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 18
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - 80th Anniversary Registration Form
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - President's Message Last Word
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - CANWEL: Proud History in The Industry
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - Coast Distributors - Warehouse Operations
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - HR Corner: 5 Reasons Why to Offer Your Employees a Retirement Plan
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- April/May 2018 - BSIA Affinity Partner Program
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