Malvern, AR – West Fraser representatives will present a $25,000 donation to College of the Ouachitas Foundation as an unrestricted gift.  The presentation will take place Friday, March 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the CAST Building located at 829 MLK Blvd, Malvern, AR.  A partnership began between College of the Ouachitas and West Fraser in 2016 with a discussion of training opportunities for West Fraser employees through the College’s workforce development office and has cultivated into full-fledged programs designed specifically for the wood products company.

About West Fraser

A diversified North American wood products company, West Fraser operates over 45 manufacturing facilities in Western Canada and the southern United States, and is the largest lumber producer in North America. The Company’s main product is lumber (spruce/pine/fir (“SPF”) and southern yellow pine (“SYP”)). West Fraser also produces panels (plywood, MDF and LVL), pulp (NBSK and BCTMP), energy, newsprint and wood chips.

About College of the Ouachitas

College of the Ouachitas is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that provides accessible, high-value associate degrees and certificates in a quality academic environment that is focused on both student success and the economic development needs of the communities it serves. The college offers more than 60 programs of study in academic, career and technical disciplines to approximately 3,500 credit, non-credit, adult education (three sites—Hot Spring, Clark and Grant Counties) and workforce students, while serving the culturally and economically diverse populations in the five-county service area of Hot Spring, Saline, Clark, Grant and Dallas Counties. COTO also partners with high schools at Arkansas Christian Academy, Avilla Christian Academy, Benton, Bismarck, Glen Rose, Magnet Cove, Malvern, Poyen, Ouachita and Sheridan to offer concurrent core courses.