VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2014) - Interfor Corporation has entered the niche premium board market with the launch of its new top-of-the line Reserve Pine products, turning its Gilchrist Mill in Oregon into a world-class speciality mill.

"We have invested millions of dollars to equip our Gilchrist Mill with the most advanced finishing system in the world, putting it on the map as a leader in the one-inch premium board market," Steven Hofer, Interfor Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said today. "With Reserve Pine, we are building value for customers by providing a high-quality product with an impeccable finished look and feel."

Reserve Pine boards are sourced from some of the best Pine stands in North America, and manufactured to Interfor's exacting standards. Since 2004, the Company has invested more than $15 million to upgrade its Gilchrist Mill, including $5 million in the last year to install a Weinig H5000 high-speed moulder and precision planer heads. This state-of-the-art equipment provides the accuracy needed to deliver a superb finish quality on both the faces and edges of Reserve Pine products.

Interfor is working with strategic partners to distribute Reserve Pine products across North America, including Boise Cascade, Forest Products Supply/FP Supply, Midwest Lumber, Neiman Reed Lumber, Parksite Inc., Universal Forest Products and Weyerhaeuser.

Stan Jensen, commodity product manager of Boise Cascade, says the early response to Reserve Pine is extremely positive. "Customers like the consistently machined smoothness, and find the eased edges make the boards nice to handle," he said. "I expect this quality product line will grow in value as more people learn about it."

Reserve Pine boards are made with slow-growing Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine from the high plateau of central Oregon, giving them a distinct grain pattern, tight knots and an appealing golden color. Available in dimensions from 1x4 to 1x12, they have a moulded micro-eased 1/16th radius edge and are ideal for fascia, interior trim, general building construction and pattern blanks.

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Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. The Company has annual production capacity of 2.6 billion board feet and offers one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at

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