Metsä Wood and Snavely Forest Products enter into strategic distribution partnership in the USA

Metsä Wood Press release 18 November 2015

Metsä Wood and Snavely Forest Products have agreed on a strategic partnership to distribute Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL products into North-Eastern USA. The agreement covers the full Kerto® LVL product line up and Snavely’s branches in Pittsburg PA, Westminster MD and Liberty NC will operate as distributors of the products.

“Seeking growth in USA is one of Metsä Wood’s strategic focus areas and success in this industry is hinged on partnerships. Therefore, we are so excited to have a new partner in Snavely Forest Products. Snavely is a recognised leader in the engineered wood products industry in the USA and their reputation for serving their customers is second to none. Metsä Wood’s premium quality Kerto® LVL product line combined with Snavely’s world class distribution complement each other perfectly," says Kirk Nichols, Metsä Wood’s Vice President Sales, Americas.

“I am excited about the partnership with Metsä Wood. This will further improve our offering to our customers and helps them to grow. Metsä Wood has been over 20 years in the US market and is known for superior quality wood products," says Clarck Spitzer, Senior Vice President Sales at Snavely Forest Products.

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For further information, please contact:
Jari Tikkanen, SVP, Building and Industry, Metsä Wood tel. +358 50 598 9176
Kirk Nichols, VP Sales, Americas, Metsä Wood tel. +1 (404) 861-1098

Metsä Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products for construction, industrial customers and distributor partners. We manufacture products from northern wood, a sustainable raw material of premium quality. Our sales in 2014 were EUR 0.9 billion, and we employ about 2,150 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.

Founded in 1902, Snavely Forest Products is a recognized leader in the wholesale lumber and building products industry. Delivering superior material, exceptional service and market expertise to both customers and vendors, clearly expresses a commitment to “Building Business for Our Partners”. Snavely Forest Products’ goal is to provide its customers access to the world’s best building products at competitive prices.

About Us

Metsä Metsä Wood is one of the leading European producers of engineered wood products. We are committed to serving three segments: construction, industrial and distribution customers. Our primary products are Kerto® LVL, plywood and other wood products. We also sell Nordic timber produced by Metsä Fibre. In 2018, Metsä Wood's sales were EUR 0.4 billion, and it employs approximately 1,500 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.