|By Marketwired .||
|May 5, 2014 04:51 PM EDT||
NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Western Forest Products (TSX: WEF) president and chief executive officer Don Demens and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937 president Brian Butler will be available for scheduled phone calls with the media between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
To schedule a brief telephone interview during those times, please contact 778-887-5367. Interviews will be scheduled as requests are received.
Given that there is a criminal investigation underway, questions of a speculative nature or dealing with private matters will not be addressed.
We request that media refrain from approaching employees at the mill operations as these are working sites and our priority is on ensuring the safety of employees and others.
Western Forest Products
Western is an integrated Canadian forest products company and the largest coastal British Columbia woodland operator and lumber producer with an annual available harvest of approximately 6.4 million cubic metres of timber of which approximately 6.2 million cubic metres is from Crown lands and lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from eight sawmills and two remanufacturing plants. Principal activities conducted by the Company include timber harvesting, reforestation, sawmilling logs into lumber and by- products and value-added remanufacturing. Substantially all of Western's operations, employees and corporate facilities are located in the coastal region of British Columbia while its products are sold in over 25 countries worldwide.
United Steelworkers (USW)
The United Steelworkers (USW) is Canada's largest private-sector union with 225,000 members working in every region and economic sector in the country.