Forest2Market empowers participants in the forest and wood products and bioenergy industries to make exponentially better-informed decisions through the strategic application of industry expertise and unique price databases.
The forest and wood products and bioenergy industries face many difficult market, environmental, logistical, inventory and management issues as they navigate a long supply chain from the forest to the market:
Founder Pete Stewart faced many of these challenges in his work in the industry. He founded Forest2Market in 2000 out of a sense of frustration with the lack of transparent, neutral and accurate market price information available to the industry. He started the business by building a stumpage price database. Our innovative suite of solution-driven products now includes price reports for stumpage and lumber, price forecasts for stumpage, wood basin supply and demand assessments and benchmarking services for delivered wood raw materials and lumber traders. In 2011, Forest2Market launched a recovered paper benchmark to its suite of products.
Forest2Market collects real-time market data to exacting standards of completeness, timeliness and accuracy. We accept transaction level data—never survey data—from industry participants throughout the supply chain. All of our data is collected discretely and disseminated anonymously; experienced foresters evaluate every piece of data. Data contributors agree to periodic audits to ensure data quality and integrity. All reported prices meet anti-trust guidelines.
As President and CEO Stewart is fond of saying:
"The only bias you will find at Forest2Market is that we will always be an advocate for working forests, where good forestry is practiced every day. These forests provide clean water and air, wildlife habitat and the very products we have come to rely on. We advocate an active and healthy forest products industry that is the economic lifeblood of rural communities and a policy environment that allows new entrants to compete for wood resources on an even playing field with the existing participants."
Forest2Market Is Hiring
May 07, 2013;
Forest2Market is currently hiring. Check out our job listings.
Forest2Market Issues First Delivered Wood Fiber Price Benchmark for the Midwest, Reports Prices for 4Q2012
February 20, 2013;
First transaction-based wood fiber price report for the Midwest, Forest2Market Delivered Price Benchmark, brings transparency to the market. Fourth quarter 2012 total fiber prices for aspen, softwood and hardwood reported.
Forest2Market Has Moved
January 26, 2013;
In order to accomodate its growing staff, Forest2Market has relocated its headquarters. Still in the Ballantyne Corporate Park, Forest2Market's new address is:
15720 John J Delaney Drive, Suite 550
Charlotte, NC 28277
Our phone numbers remain the same.