FSC Certified Wood: Good for Business, People, & the Environment

What is FSC? The Forest Stewardship Council is the world’s foremost and internationally recognized forest certification. The Forest Stewardship Council ensures forests around the world remain vibrant and healthy  by  rigorously monitoring forest operations to ensure sustainable lumber harvesting. FSC forest trees are individually selected for cutting and then replanted in bio-diverse manner in order …

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The Lacey Act – What it means for you? Why it’s a good thing for all of us.

Eco-friendly wood
Advantage Trim & Lumber promotes the Lacey Act through responsible forestry.

What is the Lacey Act?

Signed into law in the year 1900, the Lacey Act is a century old United States law that makes it a federal crime to buy, sell, or trade any wildlife or plants that were procured and transported by illegal means. This includes the import and exporting of both domestic and exotic lumber. For the lumber industry during that time, The Lacey Act was a wake up call. Conduct business in a responsible manner that doesn’t destroy the very resource you depend on, or face a federal court. While the battle still rages on against illegal logging across the world, it is companies like Advantage Trim & Lumber that are leading the way when it comes to sustainable forestry.

What does the Lacey Act mean for you?

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Green Decking Options – 5 Things You Need to Know

Tigerwood is a green decking option.
A Tigerwood deck highlights how wood decking is beautiful, versatile, & eco-friendly.

These days, being green and using eco-friendly products is more than a trend. Our whole economy is starting to recognize and value materials and items that have been manufactured and/or promote a healthy, green, and eco-savvy lifestyle. Even the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has shown us that there can be a heavy price to pay when we rely too much on environmentally problematic and damaging resources and materials.

What does this have to do with wood decking?

Well, there is a huge marketing push led by composite decking companies to cast all wood decking as non-eco-friendly. These companies want you to believe that all wood decking comes from illegal logging and that it decimates the world’s forests. Here’s the truth, as an FSC certified lumber supplier, the wood decking that we sell here at Advantage comes from eco-friendly forestry practices.

Here are 5 things you need to know about Green Decking:

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Buy Lumber that is FSC Certifed

One of the nice things about being the leading importer of exotic hardwoods is that we are able to adequately provide wood that is FSC certified to the marketplace. Our high standing with the most reputable mills in Brazil means that we provide the best FSC wood at very competitive prices. With our Chain of …

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Sustainable Forestry – How The Wolf Tree Plays a Role

There are a lot of bad actors in the lumber industry. However, to lump in every lumber company as a villain of the Earth is both unsubstantiated and very misinformed. Case in point, we recently received a letter from someone who insisted that we were not an eco-friendly lumber company. This person was concerned about …

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A Vinyl Deck that Uses PVC Can Be Hazardous

According to the Healthy Building Network’s report on PVC in Buildings, “PVC is the worst plastic from an environmental health perspective, posing major hazards in its manufacture, product life, and disposal.” That’s not some sales guy talking here. The HBN is making this statement because of a chemical used in PVC and vinyl decking called …

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