Lumber's commitment to forest policy is rooted in twenty-first century
realities. We are dedicated to the goal of protecting our environment
while providing jobs for our communities and high quality wood products
to our customers.
Advance Lumber's operations in British Columbia are located exclusively
on public land, thus public acceptance of our waste management practices
is imperative for us to remain in business. We pride our selves on
being a secondary lumber producer. Simply put, this means we take
low-grade lumber from larger mills, and remanufacture the product,
thus, creating a more viable product with a higher-grade. This process
reduces waste, and fully utilizes lumber logs to their full potential.
At Advance Lumber we understand and recognize we all share the same
environment. Therefore we all must take an active part in protecting
our surroundings. Being a lumber mill, we believe we have a greater
onus to protect our forests, and utilize them to their fullest. Thus,
even the waste we produce from our manufacturing process is used
to its full potential. Any scrap pieces, which are produced, are
turned into chips, which are used to produce chipboard. Also, any
sawdust created from the cutting process is taken to local farms
to be mixed into topsoil. Leaving no waste, which is burned or buried.
Taking such care to fully use "mother natures" product,
we at Advance Lumber pride ourselves on working within the confines
of our motto "Recycle-Reduce-Reuse-Remanufacture".