Tembec’s Canadian forest and sawmill operations produce high-quality softwood lumber used mainly in construction, hardwood lumber used by manufacturers, as well as wood chips and biomass used in Tembec operations and by third-party customers.

Softwood lumber – spruce, pine and fir

Tembec produces a comprehensive range of high-quality spruce, pine and fir dimensional lumber products (SPF lumber) from northern Canadian forests. All species and grades are available as Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified – your assurance our products are made with fiber from responsible sources.

We serve residential and commercial construction markets as well as the industrial market, which includes manufacturers of trusses, siding, pallets and other products. Our light, strong SPF lumber is the preferred choice of customers worldwide.

With six sawmill operations in Québec and Ontario, Tembec is positioned to serve customers in North American and international markets with both:

  • Stud lumber (used in construction)
  • Random-size lumber (broad range of applications)

Product characteristics and applications

Species Dimensions Grades Services
  • Black spruce
  • White spruce
  • Jack pine
  • Lodgepole pine
  • Balsam fir



1” x 3”
1” x 4”
1” x 6”

2” x 3”
2” x 4”
2” x 6”
2” x 8”
2” x 10”


DET (Double End Trim) and
PET (Precision End Trim)

Proprietary appearance grade
  • TemPlus® (premium)
  • TemSelect®
NLGA (National Lumber Grades Authority)
  • MSR (Machine Stress Rated)
  • 2& Better
  • Stud
  • No. 3
  • Economy

Bar coding

Corner protection

JIT (just in time) delivery

Pre-attached dunnage

Paper wrap




  • Truck
  • Rail
  • Container

Operations, capacity and certifications

Tembec’s total annual softwood capacity is approximately 755 million board feet*.

Sawmills Production capacity (annual) Random lumber Stud lumber Product certification
Béarn, Québec, Canada 110 million board feet   Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified Chain of Custody
La Sarre, Québec, Canada 135 million board feet   8-foot stud
Chapleau, Ontario, Canada 135 million board feet  
Cochrane, Ontario, Canada 160 million board feet   10-foot stud
Hearst, Ontario, Canada 110 million board feet  
Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada 105 million board feet   8-foot stud
*A board foot is a one-foot square board, one inch thick.

North American Softwood Lumber Environmental Product Declaration

Environmental Product Declaration or EPD is a standardized tool to communicate the environmental performance of a product or system.  Much like a brochure, an EPD is a multi-page document which contains environmental performance information that is derived from a life cycle assessment (LCA).  The kind of information typically included in an EPD addresses energy consumption, water consumption, global warming, waste and air emission, among other common environmental metrics – it’s the environmental version of a nutrition label. 

The Canadian and American Wood Councils have produced a generic EPD for North American commodity wood products such as softwood lumber. 

North American Softwood Lumber generic EPD can be found at the following link:


Straight talk

We address widespread perceptions and misperceptions about the forest products industry and Tembec:


  • Lumber sales

    Telephone: 416 775-2846
    Commodities team: 416 775-2848
    Specialties team: 416 775-2853
    Fax: 416 621-9355
    405 The West Mall, Suite 800
    Etobicoke, Ontario
    M9C 5J1

  • Forest Products Transportation Logistics Team

    Telephone: 416 775-2850
    Telephone: 416 775-2818
    Fax: 416 621-9663
    405 The West Mall, Suite 800
    Etobicoke, Ontario
    M9C 5J1

  • Huntsville Sawmill
    Telephone: 613 478 3414
    Fax: 705 789-7335
    80 Old North Road
    Huntsville, Ontario
    P1H 2J4