Data is a primary building block for all Forest2Market's Price Benchmarks. We adhere to strict and consistent standards in the collection, quality control and security of this data.
For our price benchmarks, data is collected at the transaction level on a load-by-load basis. Forest2Market subscribers either use Forest2Market-enabled software to upload their data or they extract it from their systems and submit it electronically. Once the data is in a Forest2Market database, we run a series of statistical quality checks to make sure data is consistent with the participating facility's historical records and our confidence and quality standards. Ninety-eight percent of the data collected meets these standards.
Participants are required to report 100 percent of their transactions. Because we collect data from both buyers and suppliers, we can confirm the accuracy of reporting. If inconsistencies are found, a market analyst contacts the participating facilities for clarification. In addition to Forest2Market's strict data quality checks, an independent accounting firm audits participant submissions annually. Our goal is to prevent attempts to manipulate data and therefore the market. As a result of these efforts, the data reported by Forest2Market is always true to market.
Forest2Market takes extraordinary measures to keep all data confidential and secure.
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.