Surrey lumber company ships first containers to India

Posted by Rumin Mann
May 10th, 2011

Dianne Watts’ Business Mission to India seems to be paying off already.

A Surrey-based lumber company has shipped its first ever containers to India this week, just two months after participating in the junket that included 32 delegates from 24 companies.

Jhajj Lumber shipped five containers containing 175,000 board feet of B.C. spruce, pine and fir to Port Kandla, India. The wood is slated to be used for new construction.

“This deal represents a huge market for us and a great story for the B.C. and Canadian wood industry,” said Jhajj Lumber CEO Parm Jhajj. “On top of these five containers, we are preparing more shipments to leave within another week. We can thank the mayor and Coun. Tom Gill in particular for that.”

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