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06/01/2022

Weekes distributing Black Label hardwoods

Weekes will distribute the full line of Black Label products through its seven distribution centers.
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 Tropical Forest Products announced that its premium Black Label brand of Ipe and other tropical hardwoods will expand distribution in the upper Midwest and Southeast through a partnership with Weekes Forest Products.

Based in St. Paul, Minn. Weekes will distribute the full line of Black Label products through its seven distribution centers located in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Dedicated to sustainability, all Black Label hardwoods are carefully and 100% legally sourced from South America, according to Tropical Forest Products. Taking into account the age, size, and productive wellbeing of the forest, trees used to produce Black Label’s lumber are methodically chosen and harvested.

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Black Label Lumber
A deck featuring Black Label hardwoods.

The brand’s lumber portfolio consists of Ipe, Cumaru, Jatoba, Garapa, Angelim, and Tigerwood, with a variety of applications ranging from decking, cladding, and ceilings to timber sizes and architectural millwork.

“The Black Label brand offers its customers above architectural grade lumber to achieve their vision,” said Brian Lotz, technical director for Tropical Forest Products. “Expanding our distribution network with Weekes Forest Products will help us meet rising industry demand for certified sustainable tropical hardwoods.”

"Weekes is excited to offer Black Label’s curated lumber collection,” said John Lesher, regional vice president of Weekes Forest Products. “The addition of Black Label to our product line will provide our customers with beautiful lumber options for any application.”

According to Tropical Forest Products, the Black Label brand sets a new level of quality for the industry with impeccable strength and impressive performance in every product, thanks to its kiln-dried process. 

Founded in 1978, Weekes Forest Products is a distributor of specialty building materials, commodity and MSR lumber, Engineered Wood Components, and industrial materials.