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West Fraser celebrates

60 years with open house

by Deanna Mitchener with some other free operating, because we
gifts. We have a bouncy are a part of the
Rod Goldie, general house for the little ones community and we
manager at West Fraser to have some fun, our want to be a good
Edson, was on hand tours are going on all n e i g h b o u r t o t h e
during their open house day for those wishing to community," said
and 60 year celebration tour the mill, and we Hughs.
on September 26. have literature and “We are very pleased
People could take a video screening to take to see how well this There was a large turnout on September 26 for West Frasers's 60 year celebration
tour of the plant to see i n s o m e o f t h e event here in Edson has held on September 26. Left to right are Yellowhead MP Jim Eglinski, Larry Hughes
how things are done on information," said been organized, having VP finance and CFO for West Fraser, Trevor Bevan Edson town Councilor, Gean
a daily basis. Goldie. something for all ages to Chouinard Edson town Councilor, Ted Seraphim President & CEO West Fraser,
" W e s t F r a s e r Larry Hughs Chief enjoy," said Hughs. Shawn Berry Deputy Mayor Yellowhead County, Janet Wilkinson Deputy Mayor
e m p l o y s 2 3 5 Financial Officer for E d s o n t o w n Town of Edson, Rod Goldie General Manager Edson Forest Products, and Kieran
employees. The mill is West Fraser was on site c o u n c i l l o r G e a n Goldie 20 months old. photo Deanna Micthener
in operation 251 days of in Edson for West Chouinard, said, "Even
the year, with parts of Frazer's 60 anniversary, though the mill is
the mill running 365 "We are all very proud situated in Yellowhead
days a year, 24 hours a of our 60 anniversary of County, they are our
day. There is always the company, we were largest single employer
somebody here at the founded in 1955 in in the region. As the
m i l l e n s u r i n g Q u i n e l l B r i t i s h Town of Edson we are
everything is running Columbia. So we are very grateful to have
smoothly," said Goldie. having celebrations at them here because most
"Today our main all our facilities, and of their employees live
focus is on thanking our Edson is one of our in Edson. Therefore we
employees and to newer facilities that we are always supportive of
showcase our mill to acquired back in 2012. this mill as the mill is
the community. We are The mill has been very important to our
o f f e r i n g a l i t t l e completely rebuilt, it is town. With 60 years of
something for the one of the mills we are pride, that's a long time
whole family, starting most proud of right now. being in the business."
off with free hot dogs or “This kind of event is
hamburger, pop, juice, important to us, to have
water, coffee and hot the community come
chocolate. We are out and see what we are
giving away stainless doing. We like to listen
steal travel mugs with and see if there are any
out 60 year anniversary concerns people may
logo on them, along have about how we are


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