Kootenay Innovative Wood


A beautiful forested valley surrounded by towering mountains and rushing rivers was what initially attracted the Kalesnikoff’s to the West Kootenay region of British Columbia in 1911. By the summer of 1940 they had an established sawmill and the beginnings of what would eventually become the successful remanufacturing facility that exists today.

In the late 1990’s Ken & Elaine Kalesnikoff saw an opportunity to combine 70 years of softwood experience; with this regions superior fine-grained softwood fibre to produce quality products that protect and beautify your home. Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd. opened its doors in the year 2000 supplying customers throughout North America with superior softwood products.

As it was in 1940, Forest Stewardship remains at the top of Kootenay Innovative Wood’s priorities. Proudly achieving FSC Chain of Custody by the Rainforest Alliance in 2010, Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd continues to offer their customers today’s strongest guarantee of responsible forest management.

For more information on Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd. please email us at: sales@kiwood.com


Today Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd. (KIW) is a modern, 35,000 sq. ft. remanufacturing plant located in the West Kootenay region of South Eastern British Columbia, Canada. This region boasts some of the finest Softwood Forests in the world, producing a superior fine-grained fibre and a variety of species choices including Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Western Larch, Spruce, and many Pine Species.

KIW’s re-manufacturing plant, located in South Slocan, BC, features both Weinig and Leadermac Custom Moulders, a Custom OSI 1’‐16’ End‐matcher, a McDonough Resaw, a Marine Johnson Rip‐line & chop‐saws. For specialty millworks, their on‐site grinding room allows for the design & cutting of knives for custom profiles and specialty orders.

Aligned with Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd., KIW has access to custom drying, perfect fiber and over 73 years of knowledge and experience. Featuring product lines that include Paneling, Roof Decking, Exterior Siding, and solid wood Flooring, KIW is proud to bring the beauty of BC Softwoods into your home.
KIW sells products locally, internationally and globally, and are FSC Chain-of-Custody Certified


Kootenay Innovative Wood Ltd. achieved their chain-of-custody Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ®) in January 2010. FSC is recognized worldwide by environmental groups, social organizations, forest industry leaders, and the marketplace as the most rigorous and credible forest certification system.

"Quality is our Only Product"

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