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Tolko Industries Ltd.
Industry Forestry
Founded 1956
Headquarters Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Brad Thorlakson, President & CEO
Revenue Increase$2.3 billion CAD (2005)
Number of employees
3,100 (2012)

Tolko Industries Ltd. is a privately owned Canadian forest products company based in Vernon, British Columbia. It manufactures and markets specialty forest products to world markets. Tolko's products include lumber, plywood, veneer, oriented strand board, and kraft papers. The Company's Woodlands operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have received third-party certification of their sustainable forest management systems.

In 2004 Tolko acquired Weyerhauser's Slave Lake OSB manufacturing facility, and engaged in a hostile takeover of Riverside Forest Products, which in turn had just acquired Lignum Forest Products.

Tolko is distinguished by its decentralized management structure, in which each mill runs as though it were a standalone unit.

Tolko's access to the Browns Creek watershed has been subject to a blockade by the Okanagan Indian Band since February 22, 2010.[1] The blockade is supported by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.[2]

Tolko Industries Ltd. is a member of the Forest Products Association of Canada.


External links[edit]

  • Tolko - Official website