Jewett-Cameron Announces New National Home Center Orders

    NORTH PLAINS, ORE., March 20 /CNW/ - Donald M. Boone, President and CEO
of Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd. (Nasdaq:  JCTCF) (TSX:JCT), today
announced that the Company has received initial orders from two large national
home centers for the Company's proprietary gate system for wood fences. This
gate system, which is sold under the trademark name, Adjust-A-Gate, will be
offered in 724 home center locations.

    The Adjust-A-Gate (AG-1) gate system is designed for gate applications of
36 to 96 inch openings. The gates framework is manufactured of square steel
tubing, galvanized and powder-coated for years of maintenance free service.
This product is easily adaptable to either existing or new wood gates and
answers contractor and homeowners' needs for simple, attractive and strong
wood gate systems. All necessary hardware is included in this fence component.

    About Jewett-Cameron

    Jewett-Cameron's operations are classified into four principal industry
segments which are located in the United States. Jewett-Cameron is a
distributor of building materials and specialty products for home centers,
other retailers and original equipment manufacturers. Other activities at
Jewett-Cameron include the processing and distribution of agricultural seeds
for growers and the distribution of pneumatic air tools and industrial clamps.

    Jewett-Cameron continues to diversify its product offerings from being
wood products supplier to also being a manufacturer and distributor of
specialty products that are sold to retailers. These specialty products
include dog kennels, outdoor shelters, greenhouses, fences and gate systems.

    The information in this release contains certain forward-looking
statements that anticipate future trends or events. These statements are based
on certain assumptions that may prove to be erroneous and are subject to
certain risks, including but not limited to, the uncertainties of the
Company's new product introductions, the risks of increased competition and
technological change in the Company's industry and other factors detailed in
the Company's SEC filings. Accordingly, actual results may differ, possibly
materially, from the predictions contained herein.

For further information:

For further information: Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd. Donald M.
Boone, President & CEO, 503-647-0110

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