A century behind them

One hundred years of business done, Wynndel Box & Lumber has a limitless future ahead

Aerial view of a large lumber yard, including industrial buildings

As of 2013, Wynndel Box & Lumber is 100 years old. — Photo courtesy Wynndel Box & Lumber

Earlier this year, Wynndel Box & Lumber (WBL)—located in the small community of Wynndel in southeastern B.C.—quietly turned 100 years old. The home page of the company's website currently displays a countdown clock that is ticking down the seconds until Friday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m., when the company will welcome the public to a celebratory open house. Members of WBL’s board of management and several local dignitaries will be present at what Darryl Dewald, IT co-ordinator for WBL, described as “a dignified birthday party.” Tours and refreshments will be offered and memorabilia will be on display.

On September 14, a private celebration will be held for the company’s almost 100 employees along with members of the Wigen family, which founded the company four generations ago.

Marie Milner

Marie Milner is a writer and photographer for Kootenay Business magazine and several other publications. She appreciates the inspiration that she gets during her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration with you. View all of Marie Milner’s articles

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