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PBL has been developing specialty solutions to address the risks faced by your industry for decades. We are active participants in industry organizations and conferences, which gives us a comprehensive understanding of the issues that are important to you. From pulp and paper operations to owner/operators of harvesting equipment, we are committed to having a positive impact on your business. Regardless of the type, complexity or size of the operation, we can contribute effectively to managing and minimizing your risks. Our focus within the sector covers a wide range of business activities, including:

  • Sawmills and engineered wood products manufacturing
  • Re-manufacturing facilities
  • Pulp and paper manufacturing, including facilities with electrical generating capability (i.e. CoGen – Bio Mass, hydro facilities )
  • Mouldings, flooring, furniture, windows and doors, kitchen cabinet manufacturers
  • Log hauling and harvesting operations
  • Silviculture

Our industry specialists take a pro-active approach to identifying your needs. We will create an action plan tailored to your unique needs, and help you find the appropriate solution to reduce the total cost of risk. The process includes:

  • Identifying exposures to loss through damage to physical assets and liability due to operating and contractual obligations
  • Providing guidance on how to protect your assets and explaining insurers’ protection standards and eligibility requirements
  • Tailoring an insurance and risk management program that addresses your specific needs
  • Identifying the insurers who can best serve you now, and adapt as your business grows and changes in the future

Our consultative approach can often result in transferring risk through securing coverage for various exposures, such as:

  • Property, equipment, stock and felled timber
  • Mobile equipment (including while waterborne), ice and muskeg, and rental reimbursement
  • Equipment breakdown (e.g. boilers, production machinery, generators, transformers, etc.)
  • Automobile physical damage and liability
  • General and Umbrella liability
  • Forest firefighting expenses and legal liability
  • Pollution, Employment Practices, and Director and Officer liabilities
  • Transportation of product by road, rail and water
  • Relevant aviation and marine operations
  • Trade credits (i.e. account receivables, bad debts)

Industry Experts

PBL has been providing insurance solutions and custom insurance products for our personal and commercial clients for over 75 years. With our comprehensive access to global markets, we can provide you with the selection and options you need to effectively manage your insurance portfolio.

Guy Jolicoeur

Executive Vice President

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Claude Gravel

Vice President

Senior Account Executive

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David Bilodeau

Commercial Account Executive

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Our Locations


150 Ouellette Place,
Suite 100,
Windsor, ON N8X 1L9
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200 Queens Avenue,
Suite 600,
London, ON N6A 1J3
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1500 Don Mills Road,
Suite 501
Toronto, ON M3B 3K4
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2 Gurdwara Road,
Suite 610,
Ottawa, ON K2E 1A2
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555 Barry Downe Road
ON P3A 3T4
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100 Third Avenue,
Ontario, P4N 1C3
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