The acquisition of Roblin Forest Products, located in Roblin, Manitoba, expands Bell Lumber & Pole's presence in Canada and its product offerings.

New Brighton, Minnesota, June 14, 2024.

Bell Lumber & Pole Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Roblin Forest Products, a treated fence post manufacturer and supplier in Roblin, Manitoba. This transaction enables Bell to expand its wood product offerings and better serve utility customers in Canada and the U.S.

Roblin Forest Products is a leading producer of treated posts primarily for the Canadian agricultural market, with an excellent reputation for quality, efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Tom Bell, President and fourth-generation owner of Bell Lumber & Pole, said, “We are excited to expand our operations in Canada, which my great-grandfather M.J. Bell began in 1925 in British Columbia. Roblin Forest Products is a perfect fit for our values-driven, family-business culture with their focus on responsible forestry management and providing sustainable employment in the local community.”

Carley Coulter, General Manager of Roblin Forest Products, said, “We’re proud of what we’ve achieved as one of Manitoba’s first forest products companies, and we are thrilled for this new chapter.”

About Bell Lumber & Pole Co

Since 1909, Bell has been at the forefront of the utilities sector, delivering unparalleled expertise in high-quality custom utility poles and engineered wood structures. Today, Bell also stands as a leader in full-service, turnkey mass timber projects and wood telecommunications structures.

Bell primarily services North American markets, with an expanding international footprint and production and woodlands operations in more than a dozen U.S. states and Canada.

At Bell, we offer more than just products; we provide value and services tailored to each customer’s unique requirements. Our ability to respond effectively, even in unplanned events, sets us apart in the industry. Despite our significant growth over more than a century, we remain grounded in our family-centric values, fostering a culture where both employees and customers feel valued and cared for.

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About Roblin Forest Products Ltd

Roblin Forest Products is one of Manitoba's oldest forest products companies, producing pressure treated posts and poles primarily for the agricultural market at its plant in Roblin, Manitoba. Founded in 1958, the company also manufactures and sells rails, rough lumber, mulch and firewood.


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