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Finalists Revealed for Natural Resources Category at 2017 BC Export Awards

SYSPRO Canada customer, ATCO Wood Products Ltd., a leading producer of softwood veneers and related by-products, recognized for manufacturing excellence

Vancouver, BC – November 23, 2017

SYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built ERP software, today announced their customer, ATCO Wood Products Ltd., was named a finalist for the 2017 BC Export Awards in the Natural Resources category, recognizing their outstanding achievement delivering superior products manufactured from natural resources. Through innovation, ATCO Wood Products produces custom softwood veneer for plywood and engineered wood products for customers both in Canada and the United States. SYSPRO Canada is proud to be a premier sponsor once again at this year’s awards.

The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success, achievements, and innovative approaches of BC’s top exporting companies. Created in 1982, the program was initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development to raise the awareness and recognize the contribution that the manufacturing and service sectors were making to the economy of British Columbia. Since that time, the number and categories of the awards have changed and varied to reflect the changes that have taken place in the economy of the province. Business in Vancouver currently organizes the annual event.

“The success of this program, which has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, has reflected the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years. With substantial markets now in every region of the world, BC’s exporting companies have become truly international in their scope as well as their vision,” according to Sue Belisle, President & Publisher, Business in Vancouver Media Group.

“It is a great honor to be selected as a finalist for the 2017 British Columbia Export Awards,” said Scott Weatherford, CEO, ATCO Wood Products. “As a leading purveyor of custom softwood veneer wood products, we strive to be innovative in our approach to providing our customers with superior goods, while respecting the company’s reforestation record and our commitment to sustainability. We are pleased to be recognized for our success in the marketplace.”

“This year’s finalists exemplify the strength and depth of the BC export community,” according to James Weir, Vice President of Sales for SYSPRO Canada. “Regardless of the sector they serve, this year’s finalists have all raised the bar of excellence for their companies and the local BC economy. “We are very proud of ATCO’s team for their success in persevering with their innovation, and leading the way with their solutions, while maintaining their dedication to cultivating a renewable and sustainable forest industry in the region.”

Winners will be announced at the BC Export Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 24th, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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The complete list of finalists for the 2017 BC Export Awards can be found at:

About ATCO Wood Products Ltd.

Located in the West Kootenays of British Columbia, ATCO Wood Products is a leading producer of softwood veneers and related by-products. We specialize in producing custom softwood veneer for plywood and engineered wood products customers in both Canada and the United States.

ATCO Wood Products, a third-generation family-owned business, is also one of the largest forestry management companies in the West Kootenays, with licenses and contracts to sustainably manage approximately 315,000 acres (127,000 hectares).

Please visit our website at for further information on our company, our products and services.


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