L.L. Johnson adds Tropical Forest Products’ Black Label hardwoods

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Tropical Forest Products’ Black Label sustainable hardwoods.

TORONTO, ON — Tropical Forest Products has announced that its premium Black Label brand of Ipe and other tropical hardwoods will now be available through L.L. Johnson Lumber Mfg. Co. locations in Charlotte, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana. L.L Johnson will distribute the full line of Black Label’s sustainable tropical hardwoods throughout their network of warehouse and retail locations.

“The Black Label team is excited to expand throughout Michigan and Indiana with L.L. Johnson, the longest-running hardwood lumber company in Michigan for over 110 years,” said Brian Lotz, technical director for Tropical Forest Products. “Black Label is dedicated to supplying sustainably harvested, above architectural grade lumber to add richness and beauty to any project.”

According to Black Label, all trees in the products are methodically chosen based on the forest’s age, size and productive wellbeing. Black Label’s portfolio includes Ipe, Cumaru, Jatoba, Garapa, Angelim and Tigerwood, with various commercial and residential applications ranging from decking, cladding and ceilings to timber sizes and architectural millwork.

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“L.L. Johnson Lumber Co. is pleased to add Black Label products to our offerings,” said Bob Laurie, lumber buyer, L.L. Johnson Lumber Mfg. Co. “Their dedication to sustainability fits well with our own company’s history of being good stewards of the forests and trees used in our products.”

Every board, and hardware accessory must be Premium Architectural Grade or above to earn the name Black Label, the company says.

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