In choosing Rex Lumber Company as your supplier, you get more than our quality lumber and millwork. You also share in our commitment to renewable resources and responsible forest stewardship.
While using solid hardwood lumber is an inherently Green choice, we also recognize that non-profit certification is important for maintaining the confidence of the public in today’s lumber industry. Rex Lumber Company sources from mills that ascribe to one or more of the following systems: Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), American Tree Farm, Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). As more certification methods are developed, Rex Lumber Company will evaluate them and incorporate them as necessary and advisable.
Rex Lumber Company was a pioneer in developing certified tropical species, including Genuine Mahogany and Spanish Cedar from Central America in the late 1990’s. We identified countries with FSC® Certified forests, located forest stakeholders (generally local communities), funded them and trained the communities in harvesting techniques. Our model paralleled the work of USAID and helped develop local economies while preserving the sustainability of the forest. Our proven track record and continued involvement has allowed us to source the majority of available certified Mahogany and Spanish Cedar from Central America. Rex Lumber Company actively supports and abides by the principles of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES); a multi-national government-sponsored group that issues regulation to ensure the survival of a species.
We realize the importance of Green building standards designed to produce more efficient, low impact construction. Our products can be used in structures seeking certification by LEEDs, Green Globe, and other initiatives.
At Rex Lumber Company, we understand how important our natural resources are and the vital role that our forests play in everyday lives. The future is linked to the actions and choices we, as a planet, make today. Join us in wisely managing our most precious renewable resource, trees and timber products, by making informed choices for your lumber needs.
A copy of our FSC® Chain of Custody Certificate can be downloaded by clicking the thumbnail above.