- BS Civil Engineering 1968
Mr. Peter J. Grant, a 1968 civil engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, is President of Grant Forest Products Corporation and Grant Development Corporation. After graduation, Peter became a civil engineer for Al Johnson Construction and, later, plant manager for Elk Planning Mill Limited. He became President of the latter in 1976. Also in 1976, he became President of Grant Lumber Company Limited. He founded Grant's Transport Limited in 1979, and served as its President until 1985. His efforts led to the formation of Grant Forest Products Corporation and Grant Development Corporation. As the largest single site consumer of round wood in the province of Ontario, Grant Forest Products Corporation employs over 900 people in various capacities associated with lumber and wood panel production.
Mr. Grant now serves as Chairman of the Structural Board Association, which represents the interests of waferboard and oriented-strand board (OSB) manufacturers in Canada, the U.S., England, France, and Chile. Peter is also active in a number of local, provincial, national, and international programs including children's and adult's sporting events, charitable organizations, and mathematics and science proficiency bursaries. He is a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. As an alumnus of Michigan Tech, he is a member of the President's Club.
From 1993 Induction to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy