Alaska Pine Co Ltd


ALASKA PINE CO LTD began just before WWII with the arrival in VANCOUVER of 3 brothers with extensive experience in the European timber business. Otto, Leon and Walter KOERNER had fled the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia and sought to re-establish themselves in BC. They purchased a small box plant at Marpole called Universal Box Co and found a way to use western HEMLOCK, a prolific species with little export value because of its tendency to warp and stain during shipment. Once they had figured...

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