We have some very exciting news to share with you! We’ve just obtained FSC® certification for our Brazilian mill, and our remaining U.S. locations in Sarasota, FL, Buffalo, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. These locations join Grover, NC, which has been FSC® certified for many years.
For over two decades, we’ve been committed to bringing our customers sustainably harvested decking from responsibly managed forests. Having all five of our locations FSC® certified only strengthens this promise. Although we’ve been heavily involved in the decking supply chain, it was imperative for us to open our Brazilian mill so that we’d have complete and total control over every aspect of the process. We can ensure that all harvesting is done sustainably while maintaining a consistently high level of quality.
Thanks to all our efforts, we can provide our customers with FSC® material at a lower cost since there’s no middle man and no broker. All FSC® certified decking will come directly from our Brazil mill to one of our U.S. locations, and finally to your home or jobsite.
Our Sarasota, Florida location is proud to announce that it has obtained the coveted FSC certification. This is our second plant to obtain FSC certification; the first being in Grover, North Carolina. Our Ipe Decking and other hardwood species come from responsibly managed forest. Obtaining a second FSC certification only strengthens our commitment to sustainable forestry.
Gaining this FSC certification allows our Sarasota plant to begin stocking FSC Ipe Decking as well as other species and products like our FSC Deck Tiles. This translates to shorter lead times for many of our customers and owners seeking FSC materials for their projects.
At AdvantageLumber.com, we pride ourselves in supplying the best exotic wood available from the well-managed forests in Brazil. While all of our wood is responsibly harvested, we also offer FSC Certified materials. Many contractors, homeowners, and resort directors want to build beautiful wood decks while also attaining LEED credits for their green building project.
One project that utilized our FSC® certified Massaranduba was contractor Fermin Acevedo. His client wanted wood that could be traced back to where it was felled, to ensure it was sustainably harvested. Beauty and color, as well as durability and dependability were the main qualities that were taken into consideration when choosing the decking material. FSC® Massaranduba met all the requirements that Fermin wanted and he found it to be one of the easiest woods to work with.
Find out more about the factors that Fermin took into account when buying hardwood. See for yourself how AdvantageLumber.com™ helped Fermin with his project.
Advantage Trim & Lumber Company is proud to offer customers worldwide a full selection of FSC wood that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Unfortunately, there are a lot of other companies who would rather say that they are eco-friendly without actually backing it up. Not every direct importer of exotic hardwoods has this highly coveted designation. At Advantage Trim & Lumber, we believe that in order to have a sustainable business, we must promote sustainable forestry practices. The best way to do that is to sell eco-friendly decking materials that are FSC certified. As the industry leader in exotic hardwood and ipe decking, we made the investment of both time and resources to receive this highly-coveted FSC Certification. Continue reading →