International Wood International Wood 2005 - Page 27

Our fine Finnish birch plywoods and broad line of specialty panel products for every purpose are in a class by themselves, enhanced by our more than half century of experience in the industry. • Quality Products and Services IMPORTED SOFTWOODS HELP BUILDERS AVOID PRICE VOLATILITY AND DELIVER SUPERIOR TRIM AND MOULDINGS. • Industry Technical Support • Excellent Product Availability High Volume Housing, On Time, On Spec’ At the other end of the volume spectrum, Younger Bros. Door & Trim handles the trim work on roughly 5,000 homes per year in the Phoenix area, using softwoods from Russia and China to complement its use of domestic ponderosa and sugar pine. The company does all the trim work, installing doors, shelving and all the mouldings: crowns, casings and architectural millwork. The company says it likes using imported paint-grade softwood because its tight grain is similar to fir or ponderosa pine – it sands nicely, looks cleaner and has minimal grain raise. Younger Bros. does use some radiata pine as well, brought in primed and ready to paint. Using imported species is the only way the company says it can operate competitively in its market – homes from $150,000 to $1.5 million – avoiding the volatile price and supply issues related to IW domestic species. • Responsible Management of Natural Resources For more information call one of our U.S. offices today. New York/New Jersey—866.738.7265 Chicago—866.738.7224 Dallas—866.738.7289 Los Angeles—866.738.7252 www.pdusa.com • plywood@pdusa.com IMPORTED WOOD 27