The Forest Products Advantage
The Forest Products Division is an extension of each member’s procurement arm, focused on taking advantage of economies of scale, to quickly and efficiently procure forest products at the best value for our membership.
Division employees work closely with members to understand their needs. Knowing what they buy, how they buy and when they need it has built their reputation among members as “trusted traders”.
Division employees work closely with suppliers to create block buys on a regular basis. They also monitor markets and proactively move when favorable opportunities become available.
Advantage has no affiliation restrictions. You determine how your business is run. Together we will develop a strategy that best suits your company.
A selection of electronic communication services makes business flow faster and more efficiently. Real time sales, accounting and rebate data is always clear and readily available.
Advantage traders and staff are an extension of your purchasing team, and we support you on your terms. Honest and professional, we do everything we can to meet the needs of our members.
We Support Your Specialty Markets
Multi Family Construction
Large Project Support
Panelization and Manufacturing
Components and Trusses
National Logistics: Rail and Trucking
Risk Management Services
Lumber Futures Basis Trading
Your Daily Source Of Supply
CUSTOMIZED TRADING STAFF to source everyday inquiries and deliver block buying opportunities
REGIONAL RELOADS support full and mixed truckload orders
CUSTOMIZED LOGISTICS SUPPORT
Fall Planning Conference
Mill Direct Relationships
Market Update Newsletters
Market Status Reports
Pricing by Product Category
Comprehensive, Timely Market Information
Weekly Conference Call
Text Alert Program
Service by Regionally Experienced Traders
The Commodity Framing team has a highly aggressive cash market presence adding to member lumber margins. Our traders are equipped with specialized market and species experience. We utilize many reload locations in the Northeast, South, mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Our team works with members to create a procurement strategy beyond reactionary spot market purchases.
The Panel team focuses on leveraging your collective purchasing strength each and every day to give you a competitive edge in your marketplace. Our full time market exposure allows us to concentrate our efforts and act as specialists for your business. By using our market expertise, we will work with you to devise a purchasing strategy specific to your business.
We can help you add profit to your bottom line and benefits to your business with successful purchasing strategies:
- Spot Market Purchases
- Mill Direct Contracts
- Block Buys
- Rebateable Programs
We operate several strategically placed reload inventories, allowing for prompt shipment. We also support trans-loading and pooling opportunities throughout the membership.
The Treated/Engineered Lumber team is in the market every day, sourcing quality products from top producers. Our daily contact with mills and treaters enables us to report the most current market conditions as well as breaking industry news. Members are armed with this additional knowledge and current information allowing them to make the best purchasing decisions for their businesses.
We have negotiated a number of valuable programs with the industry’s leading suppliers. Our traders bring the strategic opportunities that best fit individual businesses and increase profitability.
I-Beams / Joist
Pressure Treated Beams
Open Web Joist Roof & Floor Truss
Pre-Manufactured Wall Panels
Structureal Insulated Panels (SIPs)