Tolko

     
Vernon, Canada – British Columbia
tolko@tolko.com  |  (250) 545-4411
Website: www.tolko.com

Tolko is a family run, privately owned, Canadian company diversified by geography and product. Tolko manufactures lumber, plywood and veneer, oriented strand board, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products. Founded in 1956, Tolko today directly employs over 3000 people in 17 operations across Western Canada and delivers products to more than 30 countries around the world.


LOCATIONS

Canada

Head Office:
3000 - 28th Street
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 6M1
(250) 545-4411
Website: www.tolko.com
tolko@tolko.com

BC Woodlands - Cariboo
925 Second Avenue North
Williams Lake, British Columbia
V2G 4P7
(250) 305-3600
Website: www.tolko.com
tolko@tolko.com

BC Woodlands - Kamloops
6275 Old Highway 5
Kamloops, British Columbia
V2H 1T8
(250) 578-7212
Website: www.tolko.com
heffley@tolko.com

BC Woodlands - Merritt
1750 Lindley Creek Road
Merritt, British Columbia
V1K 0A2
(250) 378-2224
Website: www.tolko.com
nicola@tolko.com

Prairie Woodlands - Meadow Lake
17 km East on Highway 55; 12 km South on Highway 698/Matchee-Neeb Road
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
S9X 1Y2
(306) 236-6565
Website: www.tolko.com
tolko@tolko.com

Prairie Woodlands – High Level
11401-92 Street
High Level, Alberta
T0H 1Z0
(780) 926-3781
Website: www.tolko.com
highlevel@tolko.com

Prairie Woodlands – Slave Lake
6 km East Mitsue Industrial Park
Slave Lake, Alberta
T0G 2A0
(780) 805-3800
Website: www.tolko.com
athabasca@tolko.com

BC Woodlands - Okanagan
4280 Highway 6
Lumby, British Columbia
V0E 2G7
(250) 545-4411
Website: www.tolko.com
tolko@tolko.com

White Valley Veneer
4280 Highway 6
Lumby, British Columbia
V0E 2G7
(250) 547-2111
Website: www.tolko.com
whitevalley@tolko.com

Soda Creek Lumber
5000 Soda Creek Road
Williams Lake, British Columbia
V2G 3P6
(250) 398-3603
Website: www.tolko.com
sodacreek@tolko.com

Quest Wood Lumber
1879 Brownmiller Road
Quesnel, British Columbia
V2J 6R9
(250) 992-1700
Website: www.tolko.com
questwood@tolko.com

Meadow Lake OSB
17 km East on Highway 55; 12 km South on Highway 698/Matchee-Neeb Road
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
S9X 1Y2
(306) 236-6565
Website: www.tolko.com
tolko@tolko.com

Lakeview Lumber
180 Hodgson Road
Williams Lake, British Columbia
V2G 3P6
(250) 392-3371
Website: www.tolko.com
lakeview@tolko.com

Lake Country Remanufacturing
400 Beaver Lake Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
V4V 1S5
(250) 766-1207
Website: www.tolko.com
lakecountry@tolko.com

Kelowna Lumber
820 Guy Street
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 7R5
(250) 861-6979
Website: www.tolko.com
kelowna@tolko.com

High Prairie OSB
Highway 2 West
High Prairie, Alberta
T0G 1E0
(780) 523-2101
Website: www.tolko.com
highprairie@tolko.com

High Level Lumber
11401-92 Street
High Level, Alberta
T0H 1Z0
(780) 926-3781
Website: www.tolko.com
highlevel@tolko.com

Heffley Creek Plywood
6275 Old Highway 5
Kamloops, British Columbia
V2H 1T8
(250) 578-7212
Website: www.tolko.com
heffley@tolko.com

Eagle Rock Reforestation Centre
844 Otter Lake Cross Road
Armstrong, British Columbia
V0E 1B6
(250) 546-2272
Website: www.tolko.com
rod.massey@tolko.com

Athabasca OSB
6 km East Mitsue Industrial Park
Slave Lake, Alberta
T0G 2A0
(780) 805-3800
Website: www.tolko.com
athabasca@tolko.com

Armstrong Cogen
844 Otter Lake Cross Road
Armstrong, British Columbia
V0E 1B6
(250) 546-3171
Website: www.tolko.com
armstrong@tolko.com

Armstrong Lumber
844 Otter Lake Cross Road
Armstrong, British Columbia
V0E 1B6
(250) 546-3171
Website: www.tolko.com
armstrong@tolko.com

Armstrong Plywood
844 Otter Lake Cross Road
Armstrong, British Columbia
V0E 1B6
(250) 546-3171
Website: www.tolko.com
armstrong@tolko.com

Lavington Planer
6200 Jeffers Drive
Lavington, British Columbia
V1T 8C2
(250) 545-4992
Website: www.tolko.com
lavington@tolko.com


Company History

Tolko was founded in 1956 by Harold Thorlakson as Lavington Planer Mill. This operation – which sat on the site of today’s Lavington Planer Division – would eventually be known as Tolko Industries Ltd.

Harold bought rough lumber from portable sawmill owners operating in the interior forests, planed it, and sold the finished product to a growing list of customers throughout the Okanagan Valley. Harold carefully selected his raw material, steadily growing his business on quality and service. He received a major boost when he secured a contract to supply the timbers and lumber for the construction of the Okanagan Lake Floating Bridge. The bridge, nearly a mile long on the south side of Kelowna, BC, officially opened in 1958.

Harold purchased a planer from Hoover Sawmills Limited in 1959. Lavington Planer Mill started its own manufacturing shortly after and was incorporated August 21, 1961. A permanent sawmill was established in 1968. In 1973 the Company name changed from Lavington Planer Mill Ltd. to Tolko Industries Ltd., a name derived from every other letter of the Thorlakson family name.

Harold turned the company over to his sons Al and John in the 70’s, after which, Al and John started building the company up through the purchase of other operations:

1981 – Tolko purchased Ernst Forest Products in Quesnel, BC. Tolko invested in manufacturing improvements, changed the Division’s name to Quest Wood Products, and established a modernized mill that continues to evolve and perform efficiently to this day.

1987 – Purchased Balco Industries. The acquisition included the Nicola Valley and Louis Creek sawmill operations, and the Heffley Creek plywood plant, launching Tolko into the plywood business.

1994 – Product and geographic diversification became fundamental to Tolko’s strategic direction. To fulfill this initiative, Tolko secured an innovative fibre supply agreement and received approval to construct an OSB mill in High Prairie, Alberta – Tolko’s first greenfield, “built from scratch” operation.

1997 – Tolko pursued further diversification with a move into kraft paper with the purchase of Repap Manitoba in The Pas. The acquisition included a sawmill and a pulp and paper mill.

1999 – Purchased DMI’s High Level, Alberta operation and changed the Division’s name to High Level Lumber Division.

2001 – Tolko embarked on the second greenfield operation with the construction of Meadow Lake OSB, in Meadow Lake Saskatchewan.

2004 – Tolko acquired Riverside Forest Products, which included 7 operations throughout BC including: Armstrong, White Valley, Lake Country, Kelowna, Soda Creek, Lakeview and Creekside. This acquisition doubled the Company’s size.

2004 – Tolko purchased Weyerhaeuser’s Slave Lake OSB Division in Athabasca, Alberta.

2005 – As the third greenfield operation, Tolko constructed the Athabasca OSB Division in Slave Lake, Alberta.

2007 – Tolko won the Energy Conservation Leadership Award (CIPEC) and the BC Export Award for Primary Products and Resources.

2008 – Tolko’s new Head Office opened in Vernon, BC.

2010 – Brad Thorlakson took over as President and CEO, marking the third generation of the family to run the Company. Tolko also signed the first mill supply agreements with China in 2010.

2012 – Tolko won the BC Export Award in the Natural Resources Category.

2014 – Tolko reopened the Athabasca OSB division in Slave Lake, Alberta.

Company Facts

When you join Tolko, you are signing on with an industry leader in world markets that has built success through three generations with over 3000 employees and growing. Our structure and culture encourage innovation, growth, and change in an open environment.

Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous development. To explore current career opportunities and become a part of our community, apply online today at www.tolko.com.

Products

Woodlands : includes also Forest Management

Panels and board : includes Edge-glued panels, Finger-joined lumber, Medium-density fibreboard, Oriented strand board, Particleboard, Plywood, Wood-cement composites, and Wood-plastic composites

Sawmill/Lumber

Other Forest Products : e.g. lignin, cellulose filaments, nanocrystalline cellulose, wood-derived bioethanol, etc.

CURRENT OPENINGS

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Forestry Professional
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Logging Truck Driver
Silviculturalist
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Carpenter
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Drafting Technician
Electrical Mechanic
Electronic Service Technician
Heavy-Duty Mechanic
Industrial Electrician
Machinist
Millwright and Industrial Mechanic
Power Engineer
Sawfiler
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Executive Assistant
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Human Resource Professional
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