Millar Western has been active in the forest products industry for more than a century. Family-owned and privately held, we operate lumber and pulp facilities known for advanced production and environmental control technologies and woodlands operations recognized for leadership in progressive, sustainable forest management.
At our Edmonton head office and forest products operations in Whitecourt and Fox Creek, Alberta, Millar Western employs more than 550 highly talented people. Our employees enjoy a safe, respectful and collaborative work environment, highly competitive wage and benefits packages, great scope for personal development and career advancement, and an excellent work-life balance in thriving communities. For more information on our operations, history, culture and career opportunities, visit us at https://millarwestern.com/
Millar Western is a family-owned, Canadian forest products company that has been in business for more than a century. We apply that experience in developing renewable resources safely and responsibly, while holding to our core values of integrity, honesty, trust and respect.
Founded by J.W. Millar in the early 1900s, Millar Western established our forestry operations in Alberta in the 1920s. We are headquartered in Edmonton and today produce pulp and lumber at manufacturing facilities in Whitecourt and Fox Creek. We employ more than 550 employees full-time, and hundreds more on a contract basis, in forest management and mill operations. Our people enjoy stable and rewarding careers in a safe and respectful work environment.
We source all our timber from sustainably managed forests in Alberta, in close proximity to our lumber and pulp mills in Whitecourt and Fox Creek. To ensure renewal of healthy, diverse forests, we plant two to three seedlings for every coniferous tree we cut and reforest deciduous trees through natural regeneration. In addition to complying with stringent laws governing forest management, we are certified to the SFI sustainable forest management standard and the PEFC and FSC chain-of-custody standards.
At our manufacturing facilities, we employ advanced environmental controls to minimize our footprint. Committed to continuous improvement, we have implemented innovative projects to reduce water intake, cut energy consumption and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Our new bioenergy project in Whitecourt will soon convert organics in our pulp mill effluent into green energy, to further improve our performance.