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West Bay offers the selection of custom package sizes to accommodate distribution.

Langley, B.C.—West Bay Forest Products & Manufacturing Ltd., based here, offers 100 percent Western Red Cedar products including: trim and fascia boards, decking, fencing, siding, timbers, balusters, patterns and all custom inquiries.

Occupying their current facility for approximately 12 years, West Bay’s nationally branded “PREFERRED CEDAR Brand” Cedar products are produced with the customer in mind and are graded to meet the highest standards, according to company President Don Dorazio. “We offer finishing that is second to none with extensive packaging and value-added options that provide customers with the best in Western Red Cedar,” he explained. “Keeping in mind the changes occurring in the marketing of Cedar products, we have an operation that is flexible enough to handle larger runs, but also handle small runs of specified products, plus be able to ship less than truckload lots and be able to manufacture a multitude of items, all with the goal of being completely customer focused.”

West Bay Forest Products maintain a 6 acre property stocking up to 4 million feet of Cedar and 74,000 square feet of completely indoor manufacturing.
West Bay Forest Products supplies over 40 million board feet of Western Red Cedar annually from a six-acre paved yard and 74,000 square feet of completely indoor manufacturing facility. The firm’s equipment includes a Stetson Ross 6-12 planer and a 54- inch McDonough re-saw, multi-rip, and 100 percent plastic chains. Western Red Cedar products offered by West Bay include, in clear and knotty:

• 1”x2” through 1”x12” S1S2E Cedar Trim Boards
• 5/4” x 3” through 5/4”x12” S1S2E Fascia
• 2”x3” through 2”x12” S1S2E Fascia
• 2”x3” through 2”x12” S4S Dimension
• 2”x3” through 2”x12” Rougher- Head Dimension
• 5/4” & 2” Decking
• Balusters
• Fence Pickets
• Pattern Stock
• Pre-Fabricated fence panels

Finished Western Red Cedar products are packaged with bottom protection and 100% plastic banding to reduce iron stain.
West Bay’s aim over its 24-year history has been and continues to be to stay customer focused. The company still believes in the two-step distribution program, striving to build strong partnerships with distribution partners.

West Bay feels that its employees are among its greatest strengths. West Bay Forest Products employs a total of 65 people.
West Bay has a strong sales team, which includes Sales Manager Chad Findlay, and Sales Representative Kyle Jones, Darren Barker and Marc Belzil. “We have assembled a strong team from many backgrounds,” Findlay explained. “One key to our success is our people who are proud to wear the West Bay logo.”

“West Bay has reached this point by being market driven,” Dorazio said. “Changes in our industry, whether good or bad, always results in opportunities and our goal is to position our- selves to seize these opportunities.”

Plastic chains throughout to reduce iron stain.
West Bay Forest Products and Manufacturing Ltd., is a member of the Western Red Cedar Association (WRCLA); North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA); and BC Wood. For more information visit

West Bay Forest Products supplies over 40 million board feet of Western Red Cedar annually.

6-12 Stetson Ross planer is operated and maintained by planer-man Brett Landry.

Nationally Branded PREFERRED CEDAR is graded as NO HOLE, NO WANE, NO ROT, NO IRON STAIN.


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