Spotlight: Probyn Group

Posted by Rumin Mann
June 6th, 2013

The Probyn Group was founded in 1969 by Ed Probyn. Ed has established the company as a leader in forestry management and one of the largest¬†privateoperating businesses in the industry. From the day that Ed founded his company, the core strength of The Probyn Group has been the steadfast belief in remaining true to one’s word, and a belief in fairness and honesty with everyone that business is conducted with. This philosophy is practiced from the top of the Probyn Group organization down to the many supporting management, operations and staff members working throughout all Probyn Group companies in Canada and the US. They are dedicated to establishing a partnership with their customers and being seen as a reliable resource.

The group includes Probyn Log, TMI Forest Products, AJ Forest Products, Probyn Export, Raintree Specialties, West Coast Moulding, and several other joint venture partnerships. Operations with manufacturing facilities producing over 225 million board feet of Western Red Cedar per annum are based in BC and Washington State. They are headquartered in New Westminster and employ 300 people. They trade over 1 million cubic meters of logs per year in BC, while practicing sustainable forest management. Probyn Group is also home to TLA President, Bill Markvoort, an asset to the Group and providing value to the BC Forest Industry.

The Probyn Group exports locally sourced Western Red Cedar and other softwoods worldwide. They were recently featured during the London Games with its Export division providing Western Red Cedar to the Velodrome. Probyn shipped 280 cubic meters of material for this project. “It was a privilege to represent the Province by providing Western Red Cedar to the Olympics. The games were a remarkable opportunity for the entire world to view our sustainable products and has been very exciting for our company” – Peter Fograscher, Probyn President, RPF, CA.

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