Conifex Timber Inc.

Conifex Timber Inc.

December 06, 2010 18:35 ET

Conifex Timber Inc. Appoints Chief Operating Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2010) - Conifex Timber Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CFF) ("Conifex") announced today the appointment of Kevin Horsnell as its Chief Operating Officer ("COO"). Mr. Horsnell is a Forestry Graduate from the University of British Columbia and obtained his MBA from Royal Roads University. Mr. Horsnell is also a Registered Professional Forester. His extensive industry experience includes the management of all aspects of woodlands and manufacturing operations at a large interior BC sawmill complex.

Mr. Horsnell's key responsibilities in his new role at Conifex will be the oversight and continued development of its forestry, manufacturing, and marketing operations at Fort St. James and Mackenzie. Conifex recently restarted the Site II sawmill at Mackenzie on a one-shift basis and is planning to add a second shift at its Fort St. James facility during the first quarter of 2011.

Conifex Timber Inc.

Conifex is a publicly listed forest products company operating in the interior region of British Columbia. Conifex's primary business includes timber harvesting, reforestation, forest management, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips, and value added lumber finishing. Conifex's lumber products are sold in the United States, Chinese, Canadian and Japanese markets.

Conifex's sawmill complex situated in Fort St. James, British Columbia was purchased in August 2008 and commenced operations on a one-shift basis in March 2009. At this mill, Conifex intends to move to a two-shift operation in the first half of 2011 upon the completion of a capital expenditure program currently underway. Conifex's sawmill complex situated in Mackenzie, British Columbia was purchased in June 2010. On a combined basis, Conifex has an annual lumber production capacity of approximately 745 million board feet on a two-shift basis, all supported by renewable forestry licences with an allowable annual cut of approximately 1.6 million cubic metres.


Kenneth A. Shields, Chief Executive Officer

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Contact Information

  • Conifex Timber Inc.
    Yuri Lewis
    Chief Financial Officer
    (778) 331-8687
    (778) 331-8944 (FAX)