About Vanspec 2017-10-03T12:23:28+00:00


Established in 1998,
VANSPEC is a family owned and operated business founded by
fourth generation lumberman Don Backs.


Vancouver Specialty Cedar Products (VANSPEC)
A Western Red Cedar remanufacturing plant located in Surrey, British Columbia.
We are a wholesaler. We only ship a full truckload or railcar.
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In 2002 the Surrey Vanspec site was purchased. The existing plant was geared to produce Lam Stock for the Japanese market.

Over the next few years, the plant was reconfigured to run Western Red Cedar.

In 2008 a major refit complete with a new planer line and inline horizontal resaw were installed.

A continuous process of modifications and updating has led to the facilities current state of operations.