Informative article and great perspective from our Vice President – Trading, Steve Rustja. You can read it here in Pallet Enterprise August 2017.
July 18, 2017
WESTON FOREST IN BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE
Great article and interview with Steve Rhone in Business View Magazine. You can read it here.
July 6, 2017
WESTON FOREST ACQUIRES GREAT NORTHERN LUMBER OF MICHIGAN
Mississauga, Ontario – July 6, 2017 Steve Rhone, President, is pleased to announce that Weston Forest has acquired the assets of Great Northern Lumber of Michigan, LLC and will be operating the facility as Northern Industrial Woods Inc.
The two companies have had a long-standing relationship, and Great Northern Lumber extends the reach of Weston’s remanufacturing capabilities.
WESTON FOREST AT THE LARGEST HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD IN CANADA
Toronto, Ontario – May 18, 2017. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday and to celebrate Ontario’s sustainable forest products sector, OFIA partnered with Habitat for Humanity GTA as an Official Wood Sponsor at the Pinery Trail site in Toronto. Weston Forest is proud to collaborate with OFIA to deliver Ontario lumber to the build site and provide some handy volunteer labour! See pics and video link below:
March 9, 2017
WESTON FOREST REQUALIFIES AS ONE OF CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES
Mississauga, Ontario – March 9, 2017. Steve Rhone, President, is pleased to announce that Weston Forest has once again been acknowledged as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2016. This marks the third consecutive year that Weston has received this prestigious award.
WESTON FOREST NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S 10 MOST ADMIRED CORPORATE CULTURES
Mississauga, Ontario- December 2, 2016. Weston Forest is honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. The annual award, presented by Waterstone Human Capital, identifies best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that have helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.
Mississauga, Ontario – September 22, 2016. Weston Forest is pleased to be recognized at the Energy into Action conference with an Energy Innovation Award for the Industrial category between 251-999 KW. This is the first year these acknowledgments have been awarded.
WESTON FOREST ONCE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES
Mississauga, Ontario – September 15, 2016. Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Weston Forest No. 344 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth. This is the second consecutive year that Weston Forest has achieved this honour.
Weston Forest posted a five-year revenue growth rate of 150%.
WESTON FOREST ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW PRESIDENT
Mississauga – November 23, 2015. Today, Rick Ekstein, current President and CEO of Weston Forest, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Rhone to the position of President, effective January 1, 2016.
In an exclusive interview, Ariella Kimmel sat down with Rick Ekstein to discuss this decision and what it means for the Weston family. Read full story here.
September 17, 2015
WESTON FOREST NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES
Rick Ekstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce that Weston Forest has just been recognized by Canadian Business magazine’s PROFIT 500 report, as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. Weston Forest had a five year revenue growth of 72%.
“These 500 companies represent the highest tier of entrepreneurialism in Canada,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “They should be lauded for the positive economic contributions they’ve made to their communities – and the entire country. They are examples of what can be accomplished with innovation, discipline and determination.”
Chicago, Illinois – April 1, 2015. Phil Duke, NAWLA’s 2014 Membership Committee Chairman, established “The Outram Award” to recognize the outstanding recruitment efforts of the dedicated members of the NAWLA Membership Committee.
WESTON FOREST NAMED ONE OF CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES
Mississauga, Ontario – March 10, 2015. Rick Ekstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce that Weston Forest has just been named a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for 2014, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.
“We have spent many years attracting, training, and creating opportunities for our great group of team members,” said Ekstein, “and while we always thought that we were a well managed company, it is a huge honour to be recognized as one of the best in Canada, by the judges of this program.”
Weston Forest buys stake in Bramwood Forest Products
Mississauga, Ontario – November 25, 2014 – Rick Ekstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced today that Weston Forest Products Inc. has purchased an interest in Torontobased Bramwood Forest Products, effective December 1, 2014.
“Bramwood has been a strong competitor of ours for many years,” said Ekstein. “They are an excellent company, with great remanufacturing capabilities, great people and a loyal customer base. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”
Ontario-based distributor Weston Forest announced that Kyle Gibbons been promoted to Manager of it’s Truss Lumber Sales Group
Mississauga, Ontario (September 11, 2014)
Kyle joined the Weston Forest Purchasing team in 2009 as a junior SPF lumber buyer. He quickly became a vital part of the Purchasing team managing all of Weston’s external logistics, moving truck, rail and intermodal traffic throughout North America. Most recently, Kyle was integral in the creation and management of Weston’s Mill Sales division, establishing an exclusive sales agreement for a group of sawmills in northern Ontario. In addition to all of these responsibilities, Kyle has steadily increased his sales volume in the Trading group.
Weston Forest Products Inc. announces new US Trading Group
Mississauga, Ontario (June 16, 2014) – Rick Ekstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced today that Jared Carroll is joining Weston Forest as Manager- US Trading Group.
“We have known Jared for a very long time, and we are excited that he is leading this new business unit for us,” said Ekstein. “We truly believe that adding Jared to our team will bring tremendous value to our existing customer and supplier base.”