About Sinclar...


<empty>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 Homes & Cottages (Winton Homes Ltd., 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.



April 3, 2020 - Sinclar Group responds to evolving Covid-19 situation. Click here to read the Press Release.


January 22, 2020 - -44 degrees no problem for City Bioenergy System. Click here to read the article released by the City of Prince George regarding the Downtown Renewable Energy System powered by Lakeland Mills.


July 31, 2019 - Sinclar Group announces temporary production curtailments at lumber operations. Click here to read the Press Release.


March 4, 2019 - The Wood Innovation Research Lab at UNBC won the Environmental Performance Award at WoodWORKS! BC Wood Design Awards.

Although not mentioned by name, Winton Homes' innovative contribution to the building's walls have helped the research lab to achieve the highest passive standard in North America, to date. Congratulations on a job well done!

Winton Homes' very own Design Manager, Trevor Hedstrom was one of the four jurors for these awards. Click here to read the full article.


January 23, 2019 - The Saik'uz First Nation and Nechako Lumber Co. Ltd. are pleased to announce the signing of a 10-year Timber Supply Agreement. Click here to read the Press Release.


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