Tree Frog Forestry News

Galloway Lumber sold to new owners

By Paul Rodgers
Kimberley Bulletin
May 16, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Galloway Lumber, a business owned and operated by the Nelson family for the last 75 years, has been sold to new owner Brian Fehr. Fehr took ownership on April 1, 2019 and at the time the plant had 25 of a total 22 employees working and plans in place to retool the mill into a fabricating shop, sawmill timber mill and a cross laminated timber plant within the next couple of years. Cross-laminated timber is a wood panel product made from gluing layers of solid-sawn lumber together. …All but a few employees were initially laid off, with plans to call back more over a period of several months, with an increase to 80 employees possible over the next couple of years.

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