Locations Atlanta, GA North Georgia Birmingham, AL Clarksville, TN
Environmental Commitment
In choosing us, you get more than top quality hardwood products. You share in our commitment to a renewable wood resource and responsible forest stewardship. We are a multi-generational company with a long-term vested interest in sustainable forestry. With greater forest management and long-term stewardship, we know better wood can come from our forest resource. Decisions we make today will impact the overall health and quality of future timberlands.

While wood is inherently green, we also recognize that third-party certification is important in maintaining public confidence. As the distribution group for our family of forest products companies, Hardwoods Incorporated has had multi-site Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification since 2005. This certification allows all five of our distribution centers to handle FSC-certified products through the supply chain. Our scope covers the purchase, sale and distribution of lumber, plywood, veneer, panel products and mouldings. Additionally, Hardwoods Incorporated stocks a selection of materials that qualify toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® green building program. We also offer special-order products that can be manufactured specifically to meet LEED requirements.

We have been a leader in the Southeast in promoting products for green building standards. We source forest products, including lumber, veneer and plywood, from mills that ascribe to a variety of certification programs, including Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI), American Tree Farmer, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). As additional credible certification programs are developed, we will continue to evaluate and expand our offering of certified forest products. Regarding imported hardwoods and veneers, we actively support and abide by the principles of the Convention in International Trade with Endangered Species (CITES) and the Lacey Act recently passed by the U.S. Congress which protects against illegal logging.

All of our facilities have made a commitment to be environmentally conscious. Internally we have a green task force focused on recycling. When available, we purchase bio-diesel for our truck fleet and forklifts. All of our internal wood wastes generated by our moulding plant, planer mills, trim saws and wood dunnage materials are utilized as fuel to make steam for our dry kilns. Our warehouses have incorporated skylights and all of our plants have low maintenance native landscaping which does not require sprinklers. We recycle our office paper, steel banding and the waste oil in our maintenance shops. Our management encourages employee participation in and support of responsible environmental organizations and sustainable forest management. Additionally, we support numerous organizations which promote conservation and environmental stewardship, including The Trust for Public Land, Trees Atlanta, Hardwood Forest Foundation and Project Learning Tree.

We stand in awe of the wonders of Mother Nature and take seriously the vital role of sustainable forestry. Our future is linked to a healthy forest resource. So remember, when you think of wood, think of us.