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Amp Up Your Yard Photo Contest

May 22, 2024

The 'Amp Up Your Yard' Photo Contest IS BACK for 2024! Are you planning to or have you built a Backyard Pergola or Party Pavilion ...

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Townsend Lumber Delivers First Outbound Rail Shipment

May 18, 2023

On the morning of May 9th, the first-ever outbound rail shipment by Townsend Lumber headed out carrying 204,000 pounds of rail ties. After its initial ...

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Amp Up Your Yard DIY Photo Contest Winners Announced

November 21, 2022

For a second year in a row, Townsend Lumber and Bass Lake Sawmill were pleased to hold our Annual 'Amp Up Your Yard' DIY Photo ...

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Earth Day 2022 Tree Planting at Local School

June 8, 2022

In celebration of Earth Day 2022, on Friday, April 22nd, Townsend Lumber partnered with a local tree supplier and organized a tree planting event with ...

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Townsend Lumber Donates to Local Forest School

November 15, 2021

Townsend Lumber is so pleased to present Norfolk County's original forest school, Nature's Calling Environmental Education Facility, with a $10,000 donation. Located in Turkey Point, ...

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COVID- 19 Update

December 15, 2020

COVID 19 Update: Moving forward to protect our Employees, Customers and Business Operations Townsend Lumber is an essential business for the Ontario economy. We are ...

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Suburban Transformations: A Family Renovation in London

November 19, 2019

Story: Nicole Laidler Photography: Jason Hartog When it comes to purchasing an older home, there are two things that can’t be changed: the location and ...

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Next-gen leaders: Meet Mike Penner

October 24, 2019

By Canadian Forest Industries staff Each year, Canadian Forest Industries is proud to highlight 10 men and women under 40 who exemplify the best of Canada’s forest ...

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From Portable Sawmills to Industry Revolutionary

May 24, 2018

Townsend Lumber's Kiln-Dried Lumber Busienss and Breeze Dried Sticks Offer Solutions for Every Sawmill Read More

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Townsend Lumber’s Next Generation

October 24, 2017

Laura Townsend has worked in her family’s lumber business for as long as she can remember. As a kid, she swept sawdust and cleaned washrooms. ...

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A Home-Grown, Family-Run Business Succession Story, 3 Generations in the Making

January 17, 2017

Tillsonburg, Ontario (January 17, 2017). Townsend Lumber, and its group of companies, is proud to announce new ownership, effective immediately. Laura Townsend and her husband, ...

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FSC Certification Signifies Sustainability

March 28, 2014

Dave Townsend knelt beside a pile of 2,000 ash logs 10 feet high and 220 long, representing an estimated 130,000 board feet of sawn hardwood. ...

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Substantial Investment Made in Lumber Certification

March 4, 2014

Townsend Lumber receives a Rainforest Alliance certification. Read More

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Townsend Lumber: A Leader in the Hardwood Industry

June 1, 2011

Serves as base to expand and diversify into other wood products businesses. Read More

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Family Owned Townsend Lumber Celebrates 50 Years

August 12, 2009

From humble beginnings as a part-time business 50 years ago, Townsend Lumber has grown into a diverisified, multi-faceted company. Read More

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Townsend Family’s Tradition of Hard Work and Goal Setting Translates into Success

March 1, 2009

Some people think saw mills are the enemy of the forest. "Nothing could be further from the truth," says David Townsend of Townsend Lumber Company. ...

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Townsend Lumber: It’s All in the Family

October 1, 2005

The Townsend family's lumber business has come a long way since they began operating a portable sawmill in the agricultural heartland of Ontario nearly 50 ...

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Mill Advocates Woodlot Management

June 1, 2005

While Townsend Lumber sells its products abroad, its success hinges on a steady local supply. Read More

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The History of Townsend Lumber Inc.

January 1, 1990

Bert Abbott and Robert Townsend were friends who shared similar lifestyles and common interests. They were both tobacco farmers and looking for a way to ...

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