Founded in 1900 in Tacoma, Washington, by Frederick Weyerhaeuser, the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company (as it was known then) opened its doors in Longview, Washington, with just three employees and 900,000 acres of timberland purchased by 15 partners.
Fast forward 117 years to the Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY), one of the largest sustainable forest products companies in the world, boasting 10,400 employees around the world, 13 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the United States, and 2016 revenues of $6.4 billion. Weyerhaeuser is number 341 on the Fortune 500 list.
From the very beginning, founder Frederick Weyerhaeuser knew the value of focusing on sustainability and making wise use of the natural resources upon which his company was founded. “This [resource] is not for us, nor for our children,” he was often quoted saying. It is, instead, “for our grandchildren.”
For more than a century, the company has been committed to responsible management of natural resources, keeping an eye toward preserving the resource for future generations. Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Weyerhaeuser now operates three main business divisions: Timberlands; Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources; and Wood Products.
How does such an international powerhouse keep connected to its customers, suppliers, and stakeholders? For Weyerhaeuser, the choice was clear-cut: Continuant.
Continuant has provided maintenance and support for Nortel and Avaya systems since 2015 at 47 of the company’s sites. As Weyerhaeuser continues to migrate to CISCO, Continuant remains a vital part of this natural resources company’s ability to keep the lines open, assisting Weyerhaeuser with Cisco support and staff augmentation. The relationship has been, and continues to be, “a natural” fit!