CALGARY, ALBERTA - July 4, 2007
Warren Spitz, President & CEO of the UCS Forest Group, is pleased to announce that they have successfully concluded an agreement to purchase Cambium Forest Products in Calgary, Alberta.
“Upper Canada Forest Products, our Canadian company, expanded its operations into Calgary in 2001,” said Warren Spitz, “and since that time has developed valued relationships throughout the Alberta market with customers and suppliers alike. Alberta is an extremely important market for our group, and to that end, this transaction is intended to add value to all of our stakeholders by bringing together tremendous people and knowledge, and a broader array of products and supply relationships. We will combine the best practices of each, to ensure that all customers benefit from an ever improving service and product offering.”
Cambium has been serving the Alberta market with panel products, veneers and lumber since 1984. The company was founded by Colin Brown, who has successfully run the company since that time and will continue in a key management capacity with Upper Canada, first assisting with the integration of the two companies, and then helping to develop various product and supply programs for the UCS Group while remaining an important member of the Alberta team.
Under the leadership of Jeff Floyd, Manager- Upper Canada Calgary, the merged teams will work together to continue to provide unique value to customers in the Alberta marketplace. The staff of Upper Canada welcomes the opportunity to serve Cambium customers, and to offer its current customers additional product offerings. The consolidated operations will offer an array of products that will include domestic and imported hardwood lumber, specialty softwoods, exotic woods, veneers, and a full line of panel products.
About UCS Forest Group
UCS Forest Group is North America's premier importer, exporter, and distributor of specialty products for the woodworking industry. UCS does business in Canada as Upper Canada Forest Products and in the United States as Sierra Forest Products. UCS Global is their international trade division with offices in Toronto and Shanghai. For over twenty years, they have focused on setting the industry standard for value creation. Through innovation, technology, but most importantly extraordinary people, the UCS team ensures that the quality of its products and of its service experience will be unparalleled. For more information, visit www.ucsforestgroup.com