Located in South Dakota in the United States, Forest Products Distributors (FPD) specializes in the international lumber and log trade as well as domestic distribution, production and processing of lumber.
Founded in 1979, FPD began as a domestic softwood lumber trading company. Over the past 3 decades, we have expanded into a reputable company with re-manufacturing capabilities and an extensive distribution network. Furthermore, we also expanded beyond our domestic reach and began operating in the international marketplace where we provide quality products to customers worldwide.
FPD has over 30 years of experience in both the import and export of lumber and wood products and boasts annual sales of about $100 million. Our knowledge, experience, and excellent credit rating has enabled us to export more than 50 containers of kiln dried softwoods and hardwoods each month from South America, Europe, and the United States to Asia, Southwest Asia, and other foreign countries. Furthermore, we also export approximately 40 containers each month of hardwood logs from the southern region of the USA (Mississippi) around the world. We have exported more than 5000 containers just in the last 5 years to several direct customers and agents in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, and Israel.
Our dedication to customer service and our knowledge of the industry has allowed us to grow into a global softwood and hardwood forestry products company. However, we know that we still have a long way to go to achieve all of our goals. We want to expand our distribution and sales to even more countries and have even a broader reach.
Taeda/Elliotis (Brazilian) Pine
The domestic division continues to be one of the strongest performers in our company. This segment continually provides customers with quality ponderosa pine lumber, southern yellow pine (SYP) lumber, SPF lumber, eastern white pine (EWP) lumber, alder, pacific coast maple, radiata pine, and treated poles. Learn more about how our domestic division is meeting the needs of our customers.
FPD's government division competes on government and military contracts. This division consists of an extensive supply chain in the USA and Europe. FPD has become one of the largest military suppliers of Class 4 materials for export and international delivery. We are contractors of the military in all four divisions: USA West, USA East, USA Central, and Europe/Asia. We have an excellent performance rating based on consistent government supply. Learn moreabout how FPD is equipping our military.
Our custom program division develops monthly programs for our domestic customers. Ranging from canvas stretcher board to cutting boards to drawer sides, this division supplies a wide range of products. The majority of these products are imported from Europe and South America for consumption in the United States. Learn more about how the custom program division is meeting unique customer needs.
Finally, the FPD international division sources international and domestic logs and lumber for export to our international customers located around the globe. For softwood and hardwood lumber, we primarily export radiata pine from Chile, taeda/elliotis pine from Brazil and Argentina, red pine and spruce from Germany, and red oak, white oak, yellow poplar (tulipwood), and hickory from the USA. Lastly, we also export softwood and hardwood logs including southern yellow pine (SYP), red oak, white oak, hickory, cedar, cypress, yellow poplar, sweetgum (redgum or sapgum), and sycamore from the southern region of the US. Learn more about our logs and lumber offerings.