Tolko a natural fit for project

Tolko Industries has been selected to provide the lumber for Mountain Equipment Co-op’s new headquarters

A Vernon-based company is playing a major role in a Lower Mainland development.

Tolko Industries has been selected to provide the lumber for Mountain Equipment Co-op’s new headquarters at False Creek Flats in Vancouver.

“Not only is Tolko a company with its origins in B.C., it’s family-owned and being run by the family’s third generation,” said Ralph Austin, with Seagate Structures, which has the construction contract for the wood framing of the headquarters project.

“As a company committed to traditional values, concern for the environment and having a constructive role in the communities in which they operate, Tolko was a natural fit.”

Tolko will supply about 600 lifts of kiln-dried Douglas fir lumber for the floor and roof panels.

“As a company, we are proud to have been chosen by Seagate Structures as the supplier of dimensional lumber for the prefabrication phase of the new Mountain Equipment Co-op head office in Vancouver,” said John Dunford, Tolko’s manager of forestry and environment.