1970s - 80s

  • Tembec acquires Temiscaming, Québec pulp mill from a large multinational and the company is born in 1972.
  • Frank A. Dottori becomes President in 1979.


  • Tembec acquires mills and related operations in Ontario, Québec, B.C. and the U.S. throughout the 90s.
  • Tembec is recognized by the Rainforest Alliance as a Corporate Sustainable Standard Setter in 1994.
  • Tembec goes global and acquires Tartas, France mill in 1999.


  • Tembec is the first public company in Canada to make the commitment to use standards developed by the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and seek certification on all its forestlands, in 2001.
  • Tembec is awarded FSC certification for nearly three million acres of the forest it manages in 2005.
  • President and CEO James Lopez takes the helm in 2006.
  • Tembec receives prestigious FSC Winds of Change Award in 2007.
  • Tembec begins major restructuring in 2007 and completes recapitalization process in 2008.
  • Tembec achieves FSC forest management certification on its directly managed forestlands as well as Chain of Custody Certification in 2008 (COC guarantees a product with the FSC label can be tracked back to an FSC certified source).
  • Tembec begins to reshape itself by divesting non-core assets in 2008-2009 period.


  • Tembec continues to divest non-core assets, and focus on its core lumber, pulp, paper and specialty cellulose businesses.
  • Tembec announces a capital investment plan exceeding half a billion dollars, focused on green energy projects and cost and productivity improvements, in late 2011.
  • Tembec begins construction on Phase 1 of a major investment project that will make Temiscaming one of our industry’s lowest-cost manufacturing facilities.