Looking back on accomplishments and working together to forge ahead plans for the future are components of a great partnership. Celebrating such a partnership are Mitsui Homes Canada Inc., and Princeton Weyerhaeuser.
On June 18, 2009 representatives from both companies came together to celebrate their success by sharing in a tree planting excursion up on Snowpatch Road, where they planted over 600 trees.
The tree planting takes place to give the representatives of Mitsui Homes the opportunity to understand the work that goes into reforesting B.C., and to give all participants the opportunity to give back to the environment and community.
On June 7, 2013, Mitsui Homes and Weyerhaeuser representatives joined forces again in a sharing of information session at the mill site and to perform a commemorative tree planting up on China Creek Road.
Hiroshi Kuratsu – president, Takayoshi Fujitake – executive vice president, Shohei Matsumoto – general manager, Linda Morita, Rosemarie Catenaccio, Pieter Dippenaar, Reynaldo Gopez and Daniel Parker of Mitsui Homes joined Weyerhaeuser employees; Jeff Larsen – general manager, Denis Thibert – products supply manager, Bill Gysel – export sales manager, Chris Pemberton – Timberlands consultant and Ed Collins in the day of learning, teaching and celebration.
“Mitsui Homes is a pioneer in construction in Japan,” said Bill Gysel – export sales manager for Weyerhaeuser, “They are the largest builder of 2×4 construction.”
President of Mitsui Homes, Hiroshi Kuratsu said that “Weyerhaeuser is our most important supporter.” He explained that the housing market in Japan was booming – 26 percent higher in April of 2013 than in April 21012. “We need your stable supply,” he added with a smile.
Kuratsu also said that Canada was very quick to react to aid Japan after the Tsunami. Weyerhaeuser gave 1/2 a million dollars—a huge donation, “We are very grateful,” he said.