09 Nov New Partnership with Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd.
Steel River Group and Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd. Partner to Build Indigenous Capacity in the Wood Products Sector.
The new alliance will build Indigenous expertise and capacity through employment and training opportunities.
Steel River Group Ltd. (Steel River) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd. (TRAPA), a full-service forest products sales, marketing and manufacturing company, to develop forest sector capacity-building opportunities for Indigenous communities.
Through this new Alliance Partnership, Steel River and TRAPA will work collaboratively to enhance economic opportunities within the sector for Indigenous communities and companies, including ownership in forestry-related assets.
“This is an exciting partnership for Steel River Group, with incredible economic potential for Indigenous Nations and groups,” said Trent Fequet, founder and CEO of Steel River Group. “There is a deep alignment between Steel River Group and TRAPA. Together, we see an immediate opportunity to create equitable relationships with Indigenous Nations and groups that will build capacity and strengthen competency, supporting these communities to achieve sustainable growth.”
As part of the Steel River Ecosystem, TRAPA will provide employment and training opportunities for Indigenous peoples in the wood products sector, providing immediate and long-term benefits back to the community. The company has experience working with Indigenous communities, having collaborated on numerous such projects since its inception in 1954.
“We’re thrilled to join Steel River Group in this important work,” said Jim Tyrer, president of TRAPA. “This alliance is a natural fit for our company and an example of our long-term commitment to partnering with Indigenous communities in both business and workforce development.”
Steel River is proud to welcome TRAPA to the Steel River Ecosystem and looks forward to exploring economic and project-driven opportunities within the wood products sector.
About Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd.
Trans-Pacific Trading Ltd., known in the industry as TRAPA, was established in 1954 and is based in Richmond, British Columbia. TRAPA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hampton Lumber, with sawmills in Burns Lake and Ft St James BC as well as mills in the US Pacific Northwest.
TRAPA is a full-service log and lumber company focused and committed to customer service. Exceptional customer service is measured by our ability to procure different species, grades, sizes, and quality of softwood lumber, ship on time, and provide timely information throughout the transaction.
For more information, visit www.trapa.ca.
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