MELVILLE, New York, January 9, 2017 – Sherwood Lumber Corp., a national leader, innovator and solutions provider to the Lumber and Building Materials Industries specializing in quality lumber, panel, and engineered wood products (http://www.sherwoodlumber.com) today announced the establishment of a California-based sales office complete with enhanced distribution capabilities. This move strongly reaffirms the company’s vision and commitment to significantly grow sales on the West Coast.
“The timely expansion of our sales and distribution capabilities, bench-marking Sherwood’s commitment to growth on the West Coast, complements the existing high-volume, commodity-driven trading program with the infusion of a seasoned specialty sales and distribution platform,” said Bart Bartholomew, VP Sales – West Coast, Sherwood Lumber.
At the helm of the company’s California expansion, Sherwood Lumber is pleased to welcome Mr. Bruce Garrett & Mr. Paul Johnson, two well-respected and highly experienced professionals, to the Sherwood Lumber family:
Bruce Garrett has 32 years distinguished experience specializing in the Western Forest Products industry. His career began with industry giant Georgia-Pacific, and includes extensive Distribution as well as Manufacturing background. Bruce has created and overseen numerous successful business enterprises, holding the positions of: Western Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Executive GM, and Mill Sales Manager. Bruce will join Sherwood in the position of Director – Western Distribution.
Paul Johnson is a 25-year veteran of the Forest Products industry including: Georgia-Pacific, NORPAC, and BMD. Throughout his career, Paul has primarily focused upon Engineered Wood Products, where he is recognized as a trusted and expert resource for complex Commercial and Residential projects. Paul will join Sherwood in the position of Sales and Purchasing Manager for California Distribution.
These individuals will provide Sherwood Lumber a West Coast base for it’s already extensive lumber and building material distribution footprint. This strategic expansion will continue its foray into the specialty products market that first started in early 2012 with its engineered lumber program in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
“The specialty products market represents a myriad of opportunities for our Company,” says Kyle Little, Chief Operating Officer, Sherwood Lumber, “and the combination of Sherwood Lumber’s longstanding credibility and distribution prowess with this veteran sales group is just the team to get these customers what they need.”