British Columbia’s newly-formed Wood Enterprise Coalition, which is backed by C$1.75m in seed funding, will help the province achieve the objectives of its timber promotion initiative, Wood First.

The Wood Enterprise Coalition is a partnership between WoodWORKS! BC, FPInnovations and the BC Wood Specialties Group. Their goal is to support the value added forest products sector through promotion, training, education, product development and innovation.

“British Columbia is home to a number of organisations and businesses that work hard to promote the use of innovative wood products,” said forests and range minister Pat Bell. “The Wood Enterprise Coalition was created to focus these efforts. By reducing overlap and leveraging each other’s strengths and expertise, we can do more to promote the use of wood in commercial and institutional construction.”