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SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

 

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%.

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April 22, 2016

 

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Weston Forest is honoured to celebrate Earth Day by being named the very first “Green Ambassador” by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA).

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Green Ambassador Committee Crest

 

March 9, 2016

 

WESTON FOREST REQUALIFIES AS ONE OF CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES.

Mississauga – March 9, 2016 Today, Steve Rhone, President of Weston Forest, is pleased to announce that Weston Forest has requalified as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2015.

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November 23, 2015

 

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.

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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.”

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May 26, 2015

WESTON FOREST launches search for the next Weston Lumbersexual

Mississauga, Ontario – May 26, 2015. For many years, our industry suffered from a huge image problem. We were perceived as a “low tech” business that destroyed the environment, did not offer opportunities for young people, and was simply “not cool.” Those days are over. Help us find the next “Weston Lumbersexual”!

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April 1, 2015

NAWLA announces 2014 Outram Award recipients

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.

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January 23, 2015

WESTON FOREST supports local forestry initiative

Toronto, Ontario – January 23, 2015. Dustin Wood, Hardwood Product Manager at Weston Forest, discusses his involvement with a Toronto urban forestry enterprise.

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March 10, 2015

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.” (more…)

November 25, 2014

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.” (more…)

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