TORONTO, ON — Tropical Forest Products is partnering with Four Corners Building Supply as an official distributor of Tropical’s Black Label brand of premium Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa and other tropical hardwoods. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Four Corners serves the Low Country region.
“The high standards of our Black Label architectural grade lumber meet the quality and service needs of Four Corners’ customers,” said Brian Lotz, technical director for Tropical Forest Products. “This is a tremendous opportunity to expand our distribution in South Carolina’s high-demand wood market.”
“I have been buying tropical hardwood decking for over 30 years in the Charleston area,” said Larry Broadway, Four Corners purchasing manager. “The quality, consistency and breadth of product offerings are by far the best I have seen in the market. When paired with Tropical Forest Products’ Legal Lumber Due Care environmental compliance program, we know that our customers are assured, not only the best possible hardwood decking outcome, but also the most ethically sourced hardwood decking, accessories and cladding products on the market at competitive prices.”
With applications ranging from decking, cladding, and ceilings to timber sizes and architectural millwork, each board must be Premium Architectural Grade or superior to earn the Black Label title, the company says.
According to Tropical Forest Products, Black Label exceeds the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Unifloresta for the brand’s Ipe, Cumaru, Jatoba, Garapa, BulletWood and Tigerwood, all 100% legally sourced from South America.