Jul 19, 2021


Surrey B.C. July 19, 2021– Since Teal Jones announced July 12 it will donate enough lumber to rebuild 50 homes and buildings in Lytton and the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council/Lytton First Nation several suppliers and partners in the forestry sector have contacted the company with offers of support. Those partners and their offers include:

  • Cloverdale Paint in Surrey – A donation of enough paint for those 50 buildings;
  • Trick Transport Ltd. of Kamloops – A donation of trucking for the lumber and materials;
  • Jetes MTB Group of Vancouver – A donation of trucking for the lumber and materials;
  • Coastal Natural Resource Management of North Vancouver – a $5,000 donation towards the purchase of additional materials;

“BC businesses are coming together to help rebuild these forestry communities,” says Jack Gardner, great-grandson of Teal Jones’ founder and a spokesperson for the family-owned company. “We are humbled by and grateful for these businesses’ support for the people of Lytton and the Lytton First Nation at this time of great need.”

Teal Jones has spoken with the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council/Lytton First Nation, municipal government and regional district, and province to pledge its donation. With planning for rebuilding in the very early stages, the company is standing by and will arrange for transportation to the site at the right time.

“We will take the guidance of local authorities on when and how our donation is best delivered,” Gardner said. “In the meantime, we challenge other companies across the forestry sector to consider how they might get involved and join Teal Jones in this effort.”


About Teal Jones:

Teal Jones is BC’s largest privately-owned coastal forestry company. A family-owned value-added manufacturer, the company employs more than 1,000 people directly in woods and sawmill operations across B.C., plus numerous contractors and service providers – many in remote communities where few other employment options exist. The company’s Surrey mill site and headquarters supports more than 500 jobs across eight specialized milling operations, giving the company the flexibility to ensure every log arriving at the site is directed to its highest-value potential. Teal Jones has invested and committed to investing $60-million in its primary Surrey site since 2019 to strengthen its value-added manufacturing in British Columbia. The company ensures 100 per cent of every log it mills is used, with sawdust and chips directed to partners in pulp, paper, and biofuel production.


For more information visit tealjones.com


Media contact:
Shawn Hall  |  shawn@apogeepr.ca  |  604-619-7913


About Cloverdale Paint:

Cloverdale Paint directly, and through a subsidiary company in Portland, Oregon (Rodda Paint Company), operates manufacturing plants in Surrey, Portland, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Oakville, London and Calgary. Distribution of architectural coatings and related products is through 128 distribution points throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States including Alaska.  Cloverdale’s industrial maintenance, protective coatings and OEM products are distributed through its corporate store chain and through industrial distribution service centres located in Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Mississauga and Montreal.

For more information visit cloverdalepaint.com

Media Contact:

Tim Vogel, Chariman and CEO  |  Cloverdale Paint Inc.

tvogel@cloverdalepaint.com |  604-596-6261