Newpro is located in Smithers BC and is a leading manufacturer of “Industrial Blonde” grade engineered wood products since 1981. The company was originally called Northwest Panel Board when it was founded by Dick Groot.
In 1992 Dean Shaw bought the company and ran it for the next 15 years and made numerous improvements. In 2007 Dave and Darren Jacobs bought the business from the Shaw family when Dean passed away and have been making improvements in the plant for both the board quality and for the environment. Newpro works closely with the British Columbia MoE and have a continuous improvement plan in place.
Newpro is 100% Canadian owned by Dave and Darren Jacobs. Newpro is not owned by a big conglomerate; when you deal with Newpro chances are you are dealing with one of the owners. Newpro has a strong public involvement supporting numerous programs within the community. Newpro uses as many local suppliers as possible to keep our carbon footprint down, our fiber supply comes from a sawmill 1 km away.