Rav first ventured into the lumber industry in 1983 when he and his family decided to build a remanufacturing plant. This leap into entrepreneurship opened many doors and he began to export wood all over the world, including countries like USA, Japan, Saudi Arabia, China, Middle East and Europe.

In 1997, Rav built a second remanufacturing plant in Kamloops, BC under the name of Akal Forest Products Ltd.. This remanufacturing plant focused on specialty metric sizes of lumber specifically for export. After several years in this production facility and with the scarcity in fibre supply, Rav pivoted his business to focus mostly on trade: importing and exporting timber products and other various commodities.