The company, known today as Interfor, originated in the 1930s with a sawmill in Whonnock, British Columbia. Since that time, the business has made significant investments to expand, upgrade, and diversify its production facilities and timber base through capital programs and the acquisition of manufacturing plants and timber resources. The name was changed to Interfor Corporation in 2014, and their subsidiary, Interfor U.S. Inc., owns and operates their U.S. sawmills. The Swainsboro mill was acquired in 2013 when the company acquired the assets of Rayonier Inc.’s Wood Products Business. According to the Interfor 2012 Annual Report, the acquisition was consistent with their strategy of adding capacity in attractive regional markets and would establish a foothold for Interfor in the U.S. Southeast.
Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company with operations in Canada and the United States making them one of the world’s largest lumber providers. The company has an annual production capacity of approximately 3.9 billion board feet and offers a diverse line of lumber products to customers around the world. Interfor is the largest lumber producer in Georgia with southern yellow pine contributing to their highest percentage of lumber sales. With that capacity, they serve the needs of customers, strengthen local economies, and build value for their employees and shareholders.
Interfor’s mission is to build value in everything they do, every day. They embody their brand through the company’s values that state 1) We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity; 2) We respect, value, and engage our employees; 3) We embrace world-leading safety and environmental standards; 4) We are strategic, fact-based and proactive; and 5) We strive for excellence in everything we do. Interfor values the idea that they are responsible for their own success, and their vision is to be the most profitable, valuable, and respected forest products company in the world. Their hiring process is quick and engaging, and they work to ensure there is a match between Interfor and each employee that is hired.
Interfor is a member of the Chamber of Commerce because the company values community involvement. They are sponsors of the River Rat Project that supports the Shriners hospitals, Summer Reading Project through Franklin Memorial Library, Southeastern Technical College Foundation, Swainsboro High School Athletic Boosters, Emanuel County Institute Athletic Boosters, and David Emanuel Academy Athletic Boosters.
8796 Highway 297
Swainsboro, GA 30401
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone Number: (912) 562-4441
Social Media: Facebook (facebook.com/InterforCareers), Instagram (@interfor_careers), LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/interfor)