Tropical Forest Products announced that its premium Black Label brand of Ipe and other tropical hardwoods has partnered with Dakota Premium Hardwoods — a distributor of high-quality lumber, engineered products, and full job packages such as supports and fasteners.
With branch locations in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, Dakota is headquartered in Waco, TX. Dakota Premium Hardwoods will distribute the full line of Black Label’s sustainable tropical hardwoods throughout their warehouse locations.
“The Black Label team is excited to continue the expansion of our distribution network in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma with Dakota Premium Hardwoods,” said Brian Lotz, technical director for Tropical Forest Products. “Dakota’s impressive green initiatives, unsurpassed customer service, hardwood expertise and supply chain mastery are essential to the Black Label brand as we grow our distribution footprint.”
Black Label is dedicated to offering 100% legally harvested sustainable tropical hardwoods from South America. Every tree chosen to produce Black Label products is carefully selected based on the forest’s age, size, and productive wellbeing. Black Label features Ipe, Cumaru, Jatoba, Garapa, BulletWood, and Tigerwood, with commercial and residential applications ranging from decking, cladding, and ceilings to architectural millwork.
“The Dakota partnership with the Black Label brand perfectly aligns with our commitment to offering beauty, sustainability and value across our growing platform,” said Ron Mazzarella, CEO of Dakota Premium Hardwoods.
Raising the bar for premium, sustainable tropical hardwoods, Black Label’s kiln-dried process enhances every product for strength and stability. Every board and hardware accessory must be Premium Architectural Grade or above to earn the name Black Label.