This post is a research query. Is anyone familiar with a Canadian company Northern Pencils?
An online search found a website for a small company called Northern Pencils.
It looks really interesting. A supplier of slats and unfinished pencils, I presume there was never a “Northern Pencils” branded pencil. The wood species used sound very interesting: “We use quality Red Cedar, Lindenwood and some Northern White Pine for special run orders.” Red Cedar? I know many pencil users who would love to see a modern Red Cedar pencil. (Maybe we have? Some Staedtler press materials have mentioned the use of Canadian cedar.)
If you know something, please feel free to share!
Unfortunately, one can quickly see that the website is unmaintained, and I further found this auction site. It looks like the company may have only been around for one year.
The only good aspect I can imagine is that someone will get the idea to start up a small pencil manufacturer – the equipment costs don’t look insurmountable, and we know that “buy local” is a major trend!