Our roots run deep…
Husky Flooring is a division of Commonwealth Plywood Co. Ltd. which forms the cornerstone for what we refer today as The Caine Group of Companies.
- Manufacturing quality products since 1940
- 1200 employees in 30+ locations, selling worldwide
- We manage over 10,000 sq. miles of crown forest land
- We own and operate 12 Production facilities producing: Lumber, Veneer, Plywood, and Flooring
- Operating a state-of-the-art flooring mill since 2001
- Climate controlled plant and warehouse
- Precision computer controlled kiln drying
- We are certified to sell FSC wood flooring
Commonwealth was founded in 1940 to produce birch veneer for Canada’s World War II effort, specifically to make plywood for the Royal Air Force’s Mosquito bomber. Today the Caine Group is managed from its corporate headquarters near Montreal in Ste-Therese, Qc. Canada, by Bill Caine Jr. the grandson of the original owner.
The Caine Group has grown to comprise; our hardwood flooring mill, 3 sawmills, 2 kiln drying operations, 4 rotary veneer mills, 2 veneer splicing mills, 2 plywood production mills, and 20 distribution centers located in Canada and the USA. Combined the group has an annual sales volume of over $600 million dollars and provides employment to over 1,300 skilled workers in Canada and the USA.
Our strength as a leading supplier of quality forest products is guaranteed by our vertical integration comprising superior resource allocations. Our forestry operations manage over 10,000 square miles of prime crown forest in the province of Quebec on a sustained yield basis. Our forestry management techniques are among the finest in the world, and our raw material supply is assured by renewable twenty-five year contracts to harvest and manage one of the strongest timber bases in the world. In fact, Commonwealth spends over $3 million dollars annually in reforestation and other forest improvements.
As a fully integrated forest products company with FSC certification, we are well positioned as one of the world’s long term suppliers of decorative wood products. Through continued innovation, research and development, and our dynamic leadership, Commonwealth Plywood has assured its place as a reliable supplier in the global forest products industry. We have the consistent quality and dependable supply our clients require both today and in the future.