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Patrick Lumber News 12.21.23

12/08/2023 Portland, Oregon

Patrick Burns

Pat Burns has been honored with the prestigious 2023 Lumberperson of the Year Award by the
Portland Wholesale Lumber Association (PWLA). This esteemed accolade, presented at the PWLA
Christmas Luncheon at Portland’s DoubleTree Hotel on December 8, 2023, recognizes Pat’s exceptional
leadership, unwavering dedication, and remarkable contributions to the Northwest Lumber industry.

Gunnar Brinck, Chairman of the Lumberperson of the Year Committee, outlined the criteria behind this
recognition: a commitment to the industry, community contributions, and outstanding character and
leadership traits. Pat’s lifelong commitment to honesty, integrity, and service to others aligns
seamlessly with these benchmarks.

Pat’s career journey began in 1983 after graduating from the University of Washington. His relentless
work ethic and commitment to building relationships led him to carve a niche in the industry. As part of
a team that acquired Patrick Lumber Company in the late ’90s, Pat’s integrity and core values
transformed the business into a model of success while maintaining adaptability in a changing industry

Beyond his professional achievements, Pat’s dedication to mentoring and coaching youth in sports
demonstrates his commitment to personal growth and community service. Brinck commended Pat’s
genuine care for others, citing numerous instances where Pat went above and beyond to assist
colleagues and even strangers without being asked, illustrating his commitment to selflessness, and
doing what’s right.

The presentation marked a celebration of Pat Burns’ outstanding achievements, recognizing his role as
a luminary in the industry and a true asset to the community. Pat’s name will be immortalized on the
larger recognition board, permanently displayed at the World Forestry Center, marking his place among
a distinguished group of industry leaders.

Patrick Lumber manufactures and trades wood products to diverse markets worldwide. We show up,
pay attention, and create value through honesty, synergistic action and investments in our facilities,
employees, customers, and suppliers. We believe our efforts improve the health of our planet and
provide humans with powerful connections to nature. Learn more at www.patlbr.com or call 503-222-