The Western Retail Lumber Association has named Murray Finkbiner as the 2023 Industry Achievement Award recipient. This award recognizes someone who has contributed to their business, the building supply industry, the WRLA, and the communities in which they live.
Finkbiner has been an active member of the building supply industry since he began working at his father’s lumber yard 51 years ago. After working his way up to becoming the manager of Northwood Building Materials in Calgary, he joined AFA Forest Products in 1988. In 2014, he took over as president and COO, and led the company until its acquisition by Gillfor Distribution in 2022. Finkbiner remained with Gillfor as a senior advisor until his retirement in June of this year.