Columbus Trainmaster - Z Scale - Fraser Timber (Quesnel BC) (SKU 301-72111Z)
Available On: April 1, 2020
West Fraser was founded in 1955 when three brothers – Sam, Bill and Pete Ketcham – pooled their resources to buy a small planing mill in Quesnel, B.C.
The sweat and hard work of three young men, along with a founding group of pioneering employees, have laid the foundation for the Company, West Fraser, that thrives to this day. More than six decades later, the Company has grown from the original 12-person crew at Two Mile Flat to be the largest lumber producer in North America.
West Fraser's heritage is a story about people who came together to build so much more than those three young men imagined was possible. Today, we remain anchored by these early core beliefs that stand the test of time:
The continued success of West Fraser is based on our disciplined operating focus and cost-conscious manufacturing approach.
We have a consistent and reliable business model that's based on efficiency and unwavering attention to cost management. We reinvest in our operations to ensure our committed staff have the right resources to compete and win in a challenging industry.
Over the last ten years, West Fraser has grown beyond the Company's original base in British Columbia. Today we're the largest lumber manufacturer in Alberta and one of the largest in the U.S. South. We're creating new platforms for growth in the areas where we’ve operated and in regions with a stable or growing timber supply.
Our employees continue to be our key competitive advantage. Through their ongoing support and commitment, we continue to build a reliable and profitable Company.