AN ADVENTURE SINCE 1957
Jean-Jacques Cossette founded Forex with his brothers 65 years ago. Capitalizing on each family member’s strengths, the Cossette family succeeded in forging a lasting business partnership. Over the decades, they built, acquired, and operated over fifteen OSB sawmills and factories across Quebec. In the 1970s, Forex became one of the first occupants of the Val d´Or industrial park and played an instrumental role in developing it with several major plants.
A BOLD AND PASSIONATE FAMILY
From its first mill until the company was sold in 1999 to a major player in the industry, Forex has made its mark on the forestry industry by becoming the largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB) panels in Canada, among the company’s many other accomplishments.
Passionate entrepreneurs with a strong growth mindset, the Cossette family decided to acquire new factories in the Upper-Laurentians between 2008 and 2011, as well as in the Abitibi region in 2015.
Today, Forex remains an innovative and successful company while being deeply committed to sustainable practices that respect raw materials and the environment.
FOREX OWES ITS SUCCESS TO THE DEDICATION OF ITS EMPLOYEES
Since its foundation, Forex has been committed to creating and maintaining jobs in the region by forming a qualified and dedicated team.
As one of the largest employers in Amos, Mont-Laurier and Ferme-Neuve, Forex aims to have a positive impact on the regional economy. The family business now has nearly 350 employees, including second- and third-generation relatives, as well as over 250 contractual employees working in the forest.
Meet the talented individuals at the heart of Forex
President and CEO
Executive Vice President
Vice-President of Operations
Vice-President of Research and development
Vice-President of Sales and Marketing
Plant Manager - Amos
Plant Manager - Mont-Laurier and Ferme-Neuve
Plant Manager – Mont Laurier Second-Transformation
Director of Human Resources
Talent Acquisition and Corporate Communications Advisor
Human Resources Superintendent – Amos
Human Resources Superintendent – Mont-Laurier and Ferme-Neuve
Director of Procurement
Director of Purchasing
Sales Director - Lumber and OSB
Sales Representative - Hardwood