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Turning lumber into the specific components that our customers need is a central part of our lumber distribution business. We’ve never been content to simply attach the Olympic Industries name to pre-fabricated products. Instead, we work directly with lumber mills - some of whom we’ve partnered with for over three decades - to have our wood products designed to our more stringent standards. We specialize in sourcing and distributing popular lumber species such as western red cedar, douglas fir, SYP, and SPF to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

Unlike large, primary lumber sawmills, which are concerned with selling numerous lengths and formats, we can work in the specific orders our clients request. That means that in addition to our selection of standard lumber yard stock, we’re fully capable of handling custom orders to be built precisely to a customer’s specifications, so they get the exact product they need in the exact quantity they need it. In addition, our nimble and precise operation also allows us to turn that order around quickly - it’s always our goal to ship within two weeks.

We’ve been manufacturing building material products since 1985. In the decades we’ve worked with our lumber mills we’ve honed our process and standards together. So whenever you buy an Olympic Industries product, you know that you’re getting the absolute highest possible quality, time-tested and customer-approved.

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The vast majority of our raw building material is sourced from North Coast BC, unlike many producers that draw from many regions. From our selected and specific raw building materials, we manufacture a consistent quality and appearance. The 2x6 cedar decking you buy today will look the same as the 2x6 cedar decking you buy in two years. When we manufacture our wide variety of quality knotty wood cedar products we also produce a number of fall-down and clear building material products. If you have a customer that requires a price point product we can help with our Utility and Economy lumber grades. Or if you have a demanding high-end client we can assist you with our clear cedar products. Aside from manufacturing our finished products we also custom-cut BC coastal cedar logs to generate a full spectrum of appearance-grade timbers. As we cut for timbers we also generate export-grade clears and more raw material for our finished cedar product production.