COMMODITY WOOD COUNCIL UNDERSTANDS THE COMPLEX MARKET
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT • Steve Buckle
Independent building supply dealers across Canada need a dependable supply of construction materials at competitive prices to remain profitable. It’s a straightforward need of Sexton members, but the commodity wood market is highly complex. Commodity prices can change daily and they’re affected by supply and demand, natural disasters, changes in tariffs and taxes, which makes it a full-time job to stay on top of it. That’s why Sexton brought in industry experts Mike Fraser and Rick Royce, to monitor market conditions constantly, and to stay in touch with Mills, brokers and dealers.
Sexton established a Commodity Wood Council, formed by members, and with their insight we developed a winning strategy for these products. We knew if we could bring in large commodity purchasing dealers and get them working together, we could create a very powerful force in the commodity wood market to get the best prices for our members.
We provide our members with first-hand market intelligence above and beyond what others in the industry have and that gives them an edge on which way the market is going to optimize their purchasing power. That’s a big competitive advantage.