March 30, 2020
To Whom It May Concern,
As we watch the global pandemic of COVID-19 grow rapidly here in Canada, we are keeping up to date with all new information being made available. We continue to seek advice, guidance and local protocols from public health authorities and government officials.
The health and safety of everyone in the Lonestar family – from our staff, customers and suppliers to sub-contractors and visitors - remain a top priority here at Lonestar Lumber. We, like many other businesses, have taken many steps to address this growing concern such as frequent cleaning in our office, plant, and shared spaces as well as our equipment, machines, and trucks; increased attention to hand washing and good personal hygiene; social distancing in forms of reduced visitors on site, staggered lunch breaks for our employees, and changes to our shipping/receiving policies. We are encouraging our production employees to wear masks, stay home if they are feeling ill, and we have recently purchased forehead thermometers which will be used for mandatory temperature readings of all employees prior to starting their shift. We have also increased our communication with our staff to keep them well informed of any changes, and we commit to addressing any questions our employees may have.
We provide shipping material to various essential industries, including but not limited to food, gas and oil, and infrastructure. Various levels of government have deemed our type of business essential, therefore we will remain open and will continue to run at full operational speeds should we be able to do so. Our commitment to fulfil orders and meet our customers needs remains in full effect. Should we face a slow down, or potential future shut down, we will keep our customer and vendors up to date with as much notice, and information, as possible.
We will continue to monitor both local and global impacts of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience as we work through any change(s) we feel we need to make, as well as those enforced upon us. We value your partnership and support through these tough times.
Lonestar Lumber Inc., established in 1991 by William Anderson is a privately-owned company located in Edmonton AB. Since then Lonestar Lumber has become one of the largest suppliers of pallets and manufactured lumber products in Western Canada.
Lonestar Lumber is proud to maintain a high commitment to quality and professionalism. Over the past 30 years, we have developed a superior product and an outstanding commitment to customer service. Whether your pallet and lumber needs are to be used for local or international shipping we can help as we are an IPPC certified dealer for all heat-treated products.
Member of the AFPA and the NWPCA
AFPA-member companies produced 3.2 billion board feet of lumber in 2013 with a value of $1.2 billion. Part of this production came from the secondary manufacturing sector. Total production volumes increased 227 million board feet or 7.6% from 2012, while values increased $264 million or 29%.
CFIA CERTIFIED DEALER
Lonestar Lumber is a CFIA dealer. Which means we are able to ship lumber and pallets to anywhere in the world, and still meet any countrys’ import laws and demands for heat treated wood products.
Pallet Design System
Using PDS (Pallet Design System) Lonestar Lumber is able to custom design any pallet using specific lumber and material components. We are able to determine weight restriction, collapse reistance, support conditions and more, as well as provide you with detailed drawings.