1998: Peter Dickson purchases a Radio Frequency kiln from his previous employer, Canfor, and starts FraserWood Industries, the west coast’s first timber-drying service provider.
2001: Based on growing demand from an expanding client base, FraserWood adds re-sawing and planing services to its timber-drying operation. Peter and his small crew begin a tradition of innovation, using a mobile band saw for planing, creating new textures and modifying machines to accommodate larger timber members.
2003: FraserWood purchases a state-of-the-art CNC Hundegger Joinery Machine, initiating the company’s fabrication department and industry advancements in the realm of precision joinery fabrication.
2006/2007: Growing from a one-man operation to a 25-person company, FraserWood increases capacity for both its conventional and Radio Frequency kilns, making breakthrough innovations to dry timbers up to 60’ feet in length and 48” in depth, and drying to exacting standards like 15% moisture content to the heart of the timber. Peter and team create new standards for dry timbers (FaceDry™ to HeartDry™) to help engineers and architects design timber structures with greater specificity.
2008: With a staff that includes scientists, engineers and R&D specialists, FraserWood continues a prolific period of solid-sawn innovations, including GrainMatched™ glulam, FaceDry™ timber, HeartDry™ timber and pressure-washed logs. FraserWood products pique the interests of builders and designers, who now have a reliable source to make possible their innovative heavy timber designs.
2009: FraserWood, now the industry leader in timber products and services, begins stocking an inventory of Douglas fir green and dried timber – a new offering to complement the company’s broadening array of offerings. Peter joins forces with Mack Magee, a timber-engineering specialist from Fire Tower Engineered Timber, to accelerate the FraserWood mission of expanding the reach of natural timber.