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3032 Ridgelake Dr., Suite 202 Metairie, LA 70002 Phone: 504-828-0943 Fax: 504-828-8946 E-mail to: Tom Lucas – Seaside World Trading 10100 West Sample Road, Suite 320 Coral Springs, FL 33065 Phone: 954-346-5399 Fax: 954-346-5334 E-mail to: like wireless internet access, is a big deal to the baby boomers.” The RV industry has been using imported woods like lauan plywood since the 1970s, prized for its strength, unique thin construction and affordability. “Lauan is such a great material for the industry because you can get it in thinner sheets than domestic plywood,” says Hopkins. “Thinner sheets allow manufacturers to bend it for interior contours, so they can provide the consumer with something other than just a square box. It’s also very easy to laminate with fiberglass and aluminum for exterior walls, and with vinyl and other materials for interiors. In each case, the lauan plywood provides the combination of strength, thin construction and lighter weight, all critical in RV construction. “Whatever people want to do or wherever they want to go, there’s a product out there for them. As a result, you’ve got people who want to be on the move and do things and they’re finding that there’s an RV that fits their needs.” ■ Don MacMaster, founder of AFI, and past president of IHPA has been supplying fine imported plywoods to distributors and laminators since 1979. Our selection of plywood products comes from the finest mills around the world, many of which have had a 20-year working relationship with us. We specialize in importing Luan/Meranti, Hardboard, Virola, Sande, Teco certified Elliottis Pine and also offer American Red Oak and Birch. We handle thicknesses from 2.7mm up to 28mm. Our product line offers speciality lengths of 70", 80", 81", 90", 99", 100", 102" as well as the standard lengths of 7', 8', 9', and 10'. With our Meranti plywood truckload orders, we are able to mix different sizes and lengths. Our mission is to provide the finest plywood from around the world at a competitive price, to offer personalized customer-oriented value-added services from sale to delivery, and to make the process of plywood acquisition a turnkey operation. We will provide easy access to information on orders from placement to delivery. We will maintain the highest integrity standards in the industry. S A L E S C O N TAC T S : Don MacMaster, President Dick Olano Buz Clanton Kenny MacMaster BUZ CLANTON TOM LUCAS DICK OLANO KENNY MACMASTER DON MACMASTER IMPORTED WOOD 53