Sherwood Lumber Increases West Coast Presence with California Sales Office and Bold New Initiatives

Seasoned Building Materials Specialists brought on to establish California presence focused on Specialty Products with a comprehensive regional distribution platform

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 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 ( 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.

The establishment of this new sales office will provide a West Coast base for Sherwood to continue its strong foray into the specialty products market that it began in its East Coast headquarters back in 2010.

"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."

About Sherwood Lumber

Founded in 1956, Sherwood Lumber is a national leader, innovator and solution provider to the Lumber and Building Materials Industries specializing in quality lumber, panel, and engineered wood products. Sherwood Lumber provides customers with value added services, including just-in-time truckloads, mill direct shipment, forward pricing, risk management, technical support including engineering and design services, and superior handling from company operated facilities. Sherwood Lumber Corporation's family of associates are committed to being the company you prefer to do business with. Our commitment of superior service and quality with the utmost of integrity will gain the trust that is essential to a quality business relationship. We will achieve our goals through our continued appreciation and loyalty of our valued customers, suppliers, community and Sherwood Lumber associates.

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