Building Material Distributors Inc. (BMD) Receives Forest Stewardship Council Certification from the Rainforest Alliance

For Release September 15, 2008

Galt, CA (September 15, 2008)--Building Material Distributors Inc. (BMD) has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program (SW-COC-003371). This certification will open up a new supply of engineered lumber from responsibly managed forests to help meet the growing demand of green building projects in the Western United States. 

"BMD is proud to stock FSC Certified engineered lumber and happy to receive SmartWood certification as a wholesale distributor of quality, environmentally sensitive forest products," said Bruce Garrett, Forest Products Division Manager  for BMD, Inc.. "This will further strengthen our affiliation with FSC certified companies such as Roseburg Forest Products, Jager Building Systems, and Roy O. Martin Company, in providing greener alternatives to our customers."

The FSC is the global standard-setter in responsible forest management. Chain-of-Custody certification guarantees that wood that comes from certified, responsibly managed forestlands is tracked throughout the supply chain, from the forest to the consumer. Conscientious consumers can look for the FSC logo on wood products to know they are supporting forest management that protects biodiversity and supports local communities. 

About FSC

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC certification ensures that forestry operations meet a set of environmental, social and economic criteria covering compliance with laws and international treaties, land-use and indigenous peoples' rights, community relations, biodiversity conservation and maintenance of high conservation value forests, among other things.

The area of FSC-certified forestlands has nearly doubled in the past three years to a total of 208 million acres to date. This growth has opened up a burgeoning supply of certified wood products including lumber, paper, furniture and decking from responsibly managed forests. Increasing consumer interest in FSC-certified products ensures that forest operations have economic incentives to manage their lands responsibly.For more information, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org. 

About Building Materials Distributors Inc.

Established in 1943, Building Material Distributors, Inc. (BMD) is a wholesale distributor of building materials, focusing on the Western United States. BMD supplies quality products to independent lumberyards, regional building material dealers, window and door specialty retailers, hardware retailers, and home centers.

Employee owned, BMD is head-quartered on a company-owned 22 acre site in Galt, CA with distribution centers in Stockton, CA; Riverside, CA; Eureka CA; Visalia, CA; Denver, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM; Grand Junction, CO; Garland, TX; and Spokane, WA. For more information about BMD, visit the website at bmdusa.com.