Duz Cho Forest Products Celebrates Grand Opening
I was pleased to attend and be a part of the Grand Opening of the Duz Cho Forest Products (DCFP) mill held on June 13, 2016. I was first introduced to DCFP in late 2012, when it was a just a large empty shed but the people involved were bursting with innovative ideas and a notion to make a product out of resource that was not being utilized. All this group needed was guidance on best-fit product options and how to get to market and hence the relationship with Interex began. So when we shipped their first containers to Asia in August of 2015 we knew we were involved in something special.
Fast forward to June 13, 2016 and we are part of a 200 plus delegation of dignitaries including 3 MLA, First Nations members (one elder offered the blessing for the event), mill staff and their spouses and customers and vendors alike.
It was interesting to hear Minister Steve Thompson (Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations) talk about the innovative approach taken by staff at DCFP to make the enterprise a success. As well, Chief Derek Orr’s expressed appreciation of all of the people contributing to the success of DCFP, including his Mom for allowing him to become Chief. Everybody should thank their moms sometime!
We at Interex have been especially proud to be a positive contributor to DCFP’s launch and ongoing export program. Officially, we have been a part of DCFP’s export marketing program since April 4, 2014. Those first 2 containers shipped out in August of 2014 sowed the seeds for the sales, marketing and shipment of over 150 containers a month today and with an objective to further increase those volumes.
Thank you and congratulations to our partners at DCFP. Your growth and success is our objective.