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Largest Supplier of Ipe Decking Has Obtained FSC Certification for another One of Their US Manufacturing Plants

Sarasota, FL – July 30, 2015

AdvantageLumber.com has obtained FSC certification for their manufacturing plant in Sarasota Florida. This is their second plant that’s been granted FSC Certification; the first plant is in Grover North Carolina. The company has a long standing of importing, manufacturing, and distributing Ipe Decking and many other species of hardwood decking from responsibly managed forests. Obtaining a second FSC certification further strengthens the company’s commitment to sustainable forestry.

"Since having our first plant FSC certified we have noticed a steady increase in demand for FSC certified hardwood decking and lumber. We have always practiced responsible forest management in the harvesting of all our hardwood species….our additional FSC certified plant takes our continuing commitment to the next level" said Dan Ivancic the companies Director of Marketing.

The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. AdvantageLumber.com is audited annually by Rainforest Alliance, an independent auditor for FSC who ensures all environmental standards are met.

"Our Sarasota plant will begin stocking FSC Ipe Decking as well as other species of hardwood decking and deck tiles. Having a second manufacturing plant will help us keep up with our customers FSC hardwood demands" continued Ivancic. "Summer is in full swing and we are focusing on helping contractors and home owners with their current hardwood projects."

FSC certified Ipe Decking was one of the first FSC certified products we stocked when our first plant became certified. Ivancic noted since then we’ve added FSC Cumaru, Tigerwood, Garapa, Massaranduba, Deck Tiles and hardwood flooring. Offering an extensive variety and inventory of exterior and interior FSC certified hardwoods has helped us grow the demand for our FSC hardwoods as well as our factory direct pricing, quick turn around and affordable shipping.

About Advantage Trim & Lumber Co.

FSC Decking and FSC Flooring are just a few FSC certified hardwood materials available from AdvantageLumber.com’s six million board feet inventory. Operating with over 260,000 square feet of manufacturing space, the company also produces over 50 species of hardwood flooring, hardwood lumber and a variety of FSC certified materials. Advantage also specializes in custom milled hardwood products delivered direct to the end users’ home or jobsite anywhere in the world from their locations in Buffalo, NY, Grover, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Sarasota, FL and Belem, Brasil. More information can be found at www.AdvantageLumber.com. Customers can order products by calling 1-877-232-3915. Advantage Trim & Lumber's FSC chain of custody certificate number is: RA-COC-006384

Media Contact:
Dan Ivancic
1-877-232-3915
divancic@advantagelumber.com

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