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Continuing our growth strategy

On December 31, 2017, Millar Western announced it had acquired Spruceland Millworks Inc., bringing  together two companies that have enjoyed a productive business relationship for decades.

Spruceland Millworks is a value-added manufacturer and international distributor of high quality SPF wood products, with more than 100 highly-skilled employees operating a 130,000-square foot manufacturing facility in Acheson, Alberta, that produces produce value-added wood products including decking, studs, furring strips and industrial access mats.

“For the past 35 years, Spruceland Millworks has been a leader in Alberta’s value-added wood products sector, developing new products and building new markets in Canada, the U.S. and overseas,” said Craig Armstrong, President and CEO of Millar Western.  “Through most of those years, Millar Western has been Spruceland’s largest supplier of raw material.  We look forward to working in even closer partnership with Spruceland leadership to continue the advancement of this dynamic business.”

This transaction will strengthen Millar Western by integrating the company’s existing sawmill operations with Spruceland’s value-added manufacturing capabilities.  Operating as a division of Millar Western, Spruceland will continue to work under its existing, proven management team and highly-regarded brand.

This acquisition secures a strong future for Spruceland, its employees and its customers