A FAMILY-OWNED

BUSINESS

Our Story

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.

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Our Growth

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.

Our Employees

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.

 

Our Team

Meet the talented individuals at the heart of Forex

President and CEO

Jean-Jacques Cossette

Executive Vice President

Yolaine Rousseau

Vice-President of Operations

Michel Sigouin

Vice-President of Research and development

Joanic Cossette

Vice-President of Sales and Marketing

Norman Farrell

Plant Manager - Amos

Frédéric Cossette

Plant Manager - Mont-Laurier and Ferme-Neuve

Stéphane Venne

Plant Manager – Mont Laurier Second-Transformation

Yann Cossette

Director of Human Resources

Robert Léonard

Talent Acquisition and Corporate Communications Advisor

Janique Gagnon

Human Resources Superintendent – Amos

Stéphany Thiffault

Human Resources Superintendent – Mont-Laurier and Ferme-Neuve

Gabrielle Ducharme

Director of Procurement

Maryse Bélanger

Director of Purchasing

François Picard

Forestry Superintendent

Guy Raymond

Sales Director - Lumber and OSB

Yvan Richard

Sales Representative - Hardwood

Jimmy Deschênes

Logistics Coordinator

Vincent Denicourt

Careers

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