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Understanding softwood lumber markets through data analysis
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Many lumber companies, including Olympic Industries, specialize in one or two particular regions, products, or markets. While that approach has been effective in the past, we recognize that the lumber market is no longer simply regional. At Olympic Industries, we operate in numerous markets across the world, making us a versatile lumber distributor. Plenty of companies can put together a handful of the pieces to the puzzle, whereas we’re able to see the complete picture. And with this knowledge, we can predict with confidence how the lumber market will move.

Traditionally, the lumber industry has been slow to innovate. At Olympic Industries, we’ve made innovation a priority, constantly searching out the newest methods, technologies, and talent to maximize profits for both ourselves and our trade partners as a wood supplier. Every year we add more powerful tools to our kit, harnessing new technologies to sharpen our insights. And every day we get better and better at analyzing the information we gather, enabling us to accurately forecast trends further and further ahead. The more you know, the more confidently you can act. Every choice that we make at Olympic Industries is backed by an unbeatable combination of veteran industry knowledge and exhaustive trend analysis.

The lumber industry has been around a long time. Today, many of our industry leaders are beginning to retire, and it grows increasingly vital to recruit and mentor young people to replenish the talent pool, especially in our role as a building material supplier. It’s our responsibility to build the next generation of our industry. To that end, we’ve made a radical commitment to search out the most promising emerging talent and nurture their development through a thorough and supportive mentoring process. Over the last decade, Olympic Industries has recruited over 30 new hires to our trading floor, where they become integral parts of our team and contribute to our position as a building material supplier. These trainees usually spend at least a year at various divisions throughout.

We see each trader on our floor as an investment, an integral part of the team, and a crucial link in our role as a lumber distributor. We continue to perfect our training process with each candidate that goes through it. Olympic Industries has seen steady growth over the past five years, and we are not stopping. The exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas between our veteran members and our newer hires is one of the most exciting aspects of the company. At Olympic Industries, we believe we’re more than a team of lumber traders — we’re a family. When our partners win, we win. The success of one is the success of all, emphasizing our commitment as a wood supplier, building material supplier, and lumber distributor.