Industry Achievement Award
Industry Achievement & Mr. Lumberman Award
The WRLA has honoured one of its members through the Mr. Lumberman Award since 1970. At the Annual General Meeting in January of 1999, the title of the award was changed to reflect the changing industry. It is now known as the WRLA Industry Achievement Award.
Initially, the selection was made by the Board of Directors of the Association. At the Annual General Meeting in 1987, the Board of Directors decided that the nomination of the recipient should rest with the WRLA Members.
The WRLA Industry Achievement Award is celebrating its 45th Anniversary in 2016. This award recognizes members of the WRLA who have contributed to their business, the building supply industry, the WRLA and the communities in which they live.
Please join us in congratulating our 2015 Industry Achievement recipient, Vic Lemieux of Econo Lumber, Prince Albert, SK.
This Is Our Association’s Greatest Honour
The WRLA wants to recognize the individual who is or has been actively involved in the building supply industry, who has faced challenges and recognized opportunities, and who wishes to share best practices with the association. This individual has received the respect of fellow members of the association through contributions to the industry, the community, and the WRLA.
We invite you to honour your colleague, your vendor, your competitor or your friend.
Eligibility: Any WRLA member including former members, current members, and their employees
Nominating Process: Nomination forms must be completed and submitted to the WRLA Office by September 5, 2015. The nominee will be interviewed by Gary Hamilton, WRLA President.
Selection: The WRLA Board of Directors will carefully evaluate all nominations and select the recipient at the WRLA October Board meeting.
Presentation of Award: The recipient will be notified by mid October and invited to receive their award at the Awards Banquet on January 21, 2016 during the annual WRLA Buying Show in Calgary.
Industry Achievement Recipients
|2014||Martha Konantz||North American Lumber||Winnipeg, MB|
|2013||Grant Wilson||Wood Country Building Supply||McLean, SK|
|2012||Rod Mancini||DomTek Building Products||Selkirk|
|2011||Ernie Penner||EG Penner Building Centres||Steinbach|
|2010||Matt Stayner||TimberTown Building Centre Ltd.||Calgary|
|2009||Frank Perra||Lancashire Distribution||Regina|
|2008||Gord Wiebe||All Weather Windows Ltd.||Edmonton|
|2007||David Holst||Warman Home Centre||Warman|
|2006||Provan Wylie||Castle Building Centres Group||Ontario|
|2005||Merv Weiss||Merv Weiss Consulting||Saskatoon|
|2004||Harold Tiemstra||Can-Cell Industries Inc.||Edmonton|
|2003||Jim Thorogood||Totem Building Supplies Ltd.||Calgary|
Kenroc Building Materials Ltd.
Taiga Forest Products
|2000||Chuck Fisher||C.A. Fisher Lumber Co. Ltd.||Edmonton|
|1999||Raymond Nelson||Nelson Lumber||Lloydminster|