- Manufacturing quality wood products since 1940
- 2500 employees in over 40 locations selling worldwide
- Manages 10 000 square miles of crown forest land, an area larger than Vermont
- Owns and operates 10 sawmills producing 115 million b.f. per year
- Operates a state of the art flooring mill built in 2001
- Automatic climate controlled plant & warehouse
- Computer controlled dry kilns
Commonwealth Plywood Co. Ltd. Was founded in 1940 to produce birch veneer for the World War II effort. The birch veneer was used to make plywood for the Royal Air Force's Mosquito bomber. Today the Commonwealth group of companies, which is managed from its corporate headquarters located in Ste-Therese, Quebec, Canada (just north of Montreal), has grown to comprise one hardwood flooring mill, ten sawmills, four kiln drying operations, six rotary veneer mills, two veneer splicing mills, three plywood production mills, and sixteen distribution centers located in Canada and the USA. Commonwealth Plywood, together with its sister companies, have an annual sales volume of over $500 million dollars and provides employment to over 2,500 skilled workers in Canada and the USA.
Our strength as a leading supplier of quality forest products is guaranteed by our superior resource allocations. Our forestry operations manage over 25,000 square kilometres of prime crown forest in the province of Quebec on a sustained yield basis. This represents an area greater than the entire state of Vermont. Our forestry management techniques are among the finest in the world, and our raw material supply is assured by renewable twenty-five year contracts to harvest and manage one of the strongest timber bases in the world. In fact, Commonwealth Plywood spends over $3 million dollars annually in reforestation and other forest improvements.
As a fully integrated forest products company, we are well positioned as one of the world's long term suppliers of decorative wood products. Through our continued innovation and dynamic leadership, Commonwealth Plywood has assured its place as a reliable supplier in the global forest products industry. We have the consistent quality and dependable supply you require both now and in the future.