At National Forest Products, we know how hard our retail partners work to grow their business. In addition to the day-to-day challenges of running a building supply store – be it an independent or chain – there are numerous external factors to contend with – economy, environment and trends – to name a few. So the last thing you need is the stress and uncertainty that comes from receiving subpar lumber loads.
In these cases, retailers have two choices: sell bundles with defects such as wane, rot and checks and risk customer defection, or pick through the bundles for lower quality boards and sell them at a discounted price – in other words, take a loss. But it doesn’t have to be like that anymore.