SFPA Welcomes LaSalle Lumber Company

SFPA welcomes LaSalle Lumber Company, LLC, as its newest Lumber Manufacturer member. Tolko Industries, headquartered in Vernon, BC, has partnered with Louisiana-based Hunt Forest Products to build a state-of-the-art sawmill near Urania, Louisiana. Earlier this year, Tolko announced plans to build the new facility; click here to read the company’s news release. The mill is designed to produce 200 million board feet annually, with three continuous dry kilns and a planer facility.

“This is our first venture into the United States,” said Brad Thorlakson, Tolko president and CEO. “And we are thrilled to be in Louisiana with Hunt Forest Products, a family-owned company like ours, and one that has played a vital, reliable role in Louisiana’s forestry industry for more than a century.”

Pino Pucci is the company’s manager and will represent LaSalle Lumber on the SFPA Board of Directors. Contact Pino at 250/550-2504 or send an e-mail to pino.pucci@tolko.com.