Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. is committed to principles that foster and promote a healthy community and capacity for sustainable growth. We have created hundreds of long-term jobs in the forest industry, injected millions of dollars into the local and provincial economy and have enhanced the quality of life for the communities in which we live and work.
We operate five primary mills (sawmills and planer mills) and three secondary (value-added) mills in the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Our operations in Prince George, Vanderhoof and Fort St. James are independently owned and managed by teams of dedicated professionals who strive to maintain the values of a small, family-run venture while consistently seeking opportunities for sustainable growth and innovation.
Founded in 1962 by Bob Stewart and Ivan Andersen, Sinclar Enterprises began as a lumber wholesaler for local mills in Prince George. At that time there were nearly 20 wholesale companies in the region and one-on-one relationships were vital to commercial success.
Through these personal relationships Bob and Ivan became aware of opportunities to acquire lumber mills. Their first purchase was Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James. Apollo would later enter a joint venture with the Nak'azdli First Nation to open Tl'oh Forest Products (1995), now an industry leader in finger-joint stud lumber.
Sinclar Enterprises, renamed Sinclar Group Forest Products in 2009, has grown to include Nechako Lumber Co. (Vanderhoof, 1969), L&M Lumber Co. (Vanderhoof, 1972), Lakeland Mills Ltd. (Prince George, 1973), Winton Global Homes (Spruce Capital Homes, 1996) and Premium Pellet (Vanderhoof, 2001).
As a vertically integrated, privately-owned and operated group of companies, Sinclar Group nurtures a culture of stability, mutual prosperity, and sustainable growth.
The Sinclar Group has dedicated itself to the core values of Leadership, Family and Community.
Valuable ideas can emerge from day-to-day experiences in the field and on the shop floor. Therefore, we encourage a culture of creativity and innovation among our staff.
Never straying far from our roots as a family-run business, we respect Sinclar Group's history and will continually honour family values: honesty, integrity, respect, trust and flexibility.
As active members of the community, Sinclar promotes success, builds capacity and takes pride in our local, provincial and national community.