HDI Global Sourcing Programs: Panels and Lumber
Our Global Sourcing Programs procure the highest quality lumber and panel products from around the globe making them readily available to the North American market. Decades ago we determined that it was not acceptable to simply buy products from offshore sources and only fulfill a logistics function to transport them to North American users. Instead HDI’s Global Sourcing Team works inside the vendors supply chain to ensure that every detail of the product’s production meets the high standards of HDI.
Vendors are initially approved through a rigorous audit process to conform to our quality standards as well as supply chain compliance for emissions and Lacey Act requirements for legal fiber. We seek sustainably managed wood from around the world that is managed with the highest order of environmental and social responsibility in mind. Factories meeting ISO 14001 and 9001 standards ensure the highest level of compliance and control.
Internal production control is exercised by HDI as we oversee raw material specifications, production parameters and finished product quality standards to meet North America’s most demanding requirements. Adherence to stringent emission standards is assured both by our mills and by third party certifiers. As an added measure, to ensure that our customers receive the very best, HDI has independent third party laboratories corroborate the mills results.
Through the success of HDI Global Sourcing, a number of privately branded products have developed. These high value products from offshore partner vendors have developed an enviable reputation across North America for quality and consistency. These brands include: Dragon Ply Premium Hardwood Plywood, EchoWood Reconstituted Wood Veneers, Baltic Birch Plywood and Drawersides and Lotus Decorative Laminates. HDI makes all these products available through our distribution networks or by direct shipment to customers anywhere in the world.