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On Dec. 1, Redwood Empire and its Pacific States Industries division started up a new distribution and value-added facility in Houston, Tx.
Formerly operating as a bulk distribution center for The Home Depot, the 20-acre site is ideally situated near the Port of Houston, with nearly 200,000 sq. ft. of covered storage and two rail spurs capable of spotting six cars. It will operate as a Redwood Empire Distribution and value-added facility focused on domestic and imported softwood and hardwood with an emphasis on redwood, North American cedar, and sugi.
Redwood Empire began importing lumber from South America and Asia in 2001 and has been at the forefront of popular species such as ipe and sugi lumber and fencing, becoming one of if not the largest importer and distributor of the species today. Sales for the location will be handled out of Redwood Empire’s West Coast sales office.
Redwood Empire is owned by the Burch family from California. Operations include a redwood lumber sawmill; redwood fence, post and rail mill; value-added operations; treating plant; and distribution centers throughout Northern California. They are supported by family-owned redwood and Douglas fir timberlands.