About Taiga Building ProductsWhatever it takes® means
more than just getting it done.
Taiga is committed to being North America’s most reliable
and efficient distributor of building products.
We are made from great people doing whatever it takes. Part of that commitment can be broken down into four core principals our team members champion every day.
- Know your business/markets better than anyone in the business
- Attract and retain the best talent the distribution industry has to offer
- Be a market leader in the chosen product categories
- Operate at a lower cost than any other company in our industry
Our Core Values help everyone at Taiga Building Products achieve our
goals of certainty with innovation.
Doing more with less.
Our people, in all scopes of responsibility, are diligent about streamlining operations and increasing profitability; driving wasteful costs out of the business while making service levels more effective for customers and suppliers.
Within this entrepreneurial spirit our branches are both profit and decision centres for our management team. Our people are empowered to express ideas, make pivotal decisions and take appropriate risks that create added value. We believe that great talent is a company’s strongest asset and invest in attracting the best people with a drive to achieve. Performance that supports both our mission and vision is recognized and rewarded.
Integrity is as valuable as any product. Taiga fosters a culture of honesty, trustworthiness and respect for each other, our customers and suppliers, our shareholders, and our community. At all times we operate with respect to governing laws, regulations and company policies. Our behaviour as individuals and as an organization will always be held to the highest ethical standards. We believe that giving back to the community in which our employees live is part of that responsibility. Taiga donates to charitable organizations that support housing, education and other worthy causes in our communities.
A rich history of core highlights.
Taiga formed as a small group of brokers, twelve people, established originally as Taiga Forest products.
Opened the first distribution/sale center in Calgary
Expanded out east to Ontario in a one room apartment in Port Credit, ON. Doug Morris, a close associate of Taiga’s first president Pat Hamill, previously employed by Kingsway Lumber and later MacMillan Boedel, spearheaded the effort.
Taiga purchased Diverse Wood Products at 570 Harrop Drive in Milton, a prefab home manufacturer from its parent company Beaver Homes. The five acre property included the buildings on site and a CN rail siding. Several employees stayed on, and the first eastern branch of Taiga was formed. An additional three acres was added shortly afterward, followed by the corner lot at 520 Harrop Drive, where the current Milton sales office now sits.
First Envirofor wood preservation plant opens in New Westminister, BC. Location later moves to Langley, BC in 1997 and is now referred to as an Envirofor treating plant.
Taiga became a public company. Trading on the TSX under the symbol TBL and TBL.NT.
Expansion to Dartmouth, NS, servicing the Dartmouth and Halifax area.
Taiga purchased the assets of Norbord Building Materials which included branches in Brampton, Sudbury, Montreal and Quebec City, making Taiga a National distributor.
Export sales department established in Burnaby head office
Envirofor treating plant opens in Edmonton, AB
Taiga Purchased distribution center in Rocklin, CA servicing North California and West Nevada.
Envirofor Treating plant opened in Monetville, ON. Doug Morris next orchestrated the purchase of the pressure treatment facility owned by Fryer Forest Products in Monetville, ON in 2004. This purchase was the third plant in Taiga’s family of treated facilities and transformed Taiga into one of the largest treaters of residential preserved wood in Canada.
Company name changed from Taiga Forest Products to Taiga Building Products Ltd.
Taiga Logistics was created, providing transport solutions mainly in western Canada, but servicing as far east as Manitoba. The Taiga Logistics fleet has grown to include sixteen trucks company-wide.
Taiga International Sales (Export business) was built in Oakville, ON. Taiga International sells lumber exclusively into the U.S. from several border reload centers and includes an office in Buffalo, N.Y.
Taiga Building Products acquired Exterior Wood, Inc., located in Washougal, Washington.
Our commitment to the environment is strong and unrelenting. We believe in responsible sourcing for Taiga products and partner with brands who share our values.
Taiga supports and encourages sound forest practices and the effective management of the forest resource for future generations to enjoy.
Taiga’s product mix demonstrates the basic conservation principals of reduce, reuse and recycle. Treated wood products reduce the use of our timber resource. Promoting the use of treated wood products indirectly reduces the consumption of our forests by extending the useful life of wood products.
Recycled glass is used in Johns Manville insulation products. As well, Johns Manville insulation is Formaldehyde-free™, which promotes better indoor air quality and a healthier indoor environment.
Waste wood, reclaimed plastic pallet wrap and recycled plastic grocery bags are used to manufacture new age Trex® composite decking products.
Substitute wood products like oriented strand board (OSB) and engineered wood products are gaining prominence within our product mix. These products more efficiently utilize the forest resource without compromising technical performance.
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