Peter Pelton

Clearwater, British Columbia

Peter Pelton began with ‘a one man sawmill and a large dream’ nearly 15 years ago to utilize value added timber. This became his inspiration for Silver Dew Hardwoods which today uses white birch for the Japanese flooring industry. He built the mill one piece at a time from scratch. In 2004, fire destroyed his dream but he has rebuilt. Peter Pelton has generated employment opportunities in his community, has promoted entrepreneurial spirit among the young people and has been an outstanding example to his community living by these words: “With hard work and innovation, one can reach their goal. Even when it’s difficult and everything seems impossible, stay strong and don’t give up”.


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