Since 1994, we have manufactured and distributed high grade industrial clears from the coast of British Columbia. We strive to provide our customers with the absolute best products and service.
At Oregon Canadian our business philosophy is simple: we treat our customers and suppliers with respect. We believe in honesty and integrity. Each day we strive for complete customer satisfaction on every order. We are continually working to improve our company to provide the best products and value possible.
PHIL LEMON, PRESIDENT/OWNER
Phil started Oregon Canadian Holdings Inc. in 1994 with the support of Wayne Holm, the owner of Oregon Canadian in Portland, Oregon. Phil has over 46 years of experience in the retail and value added specialty industry.
LOUIS HOY, SALES MANAGER
Louis joined Oregon Canadian in 2005, after 20 years in the lumber industry. Louis holds grading tickets for all species and has attended both the COFI tally course and Forintek lumber drying course.
KAREN SAWKINS, SALES
Karen joined Oregon Canadian in October 2013. She brings with her more than 25 years of marketing experience trading commodity and specialty DF, WRC and SPF. Currently she handles our DF and WRC timber and decking programs. When Karen is not busy at work, she enjoys boating and hiking with her family
BYRON LAZAR, InvenTORY COORDINATOR
Byron graduated from BCIT, Forest Products in June 1980. He worked at Interfor/Sauder for 10 years and then ran operations for Tyee Timber for 14 years. He has been consulting in the lumber business for the past 10 years, including on and off with Oregon Canadian.
Responsible forest management is an essential part of our business. Social and environmental responsibility goes hand in hand for today and future generations. Integrity, reliability, responsibility and trust are part of our everyday working environment. We respect the principle of sustainable forest management when choosing our suppliers.
According to LEED (Leadership Energy Environmental Design), if timber is manufactured within 500 miles of where it was harvested it is to be classified as a green product, which is the case with most of our products.
Oregon Canadian is committed to SFI/PEFC and FSC Standards and will not be directly or indirectly involved in the following activities:
- Illegal logging or the trade of illegal wood or forest products;
- Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations;
- Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations;
- Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use;
- Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations;
- Violation of any of the ILO core conventions, as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998.