, the web entity of Advantage Trim & Lumber Co., has purchased a 130,000-square-foot mill in northern Brazil and says the purchase will enhance quality and volume pricing. Advantage has been supplying South American lumber for more than 20 years, including hardwood decking, lumber, and flooring in species that include ipe, cumaru, tigerwood, and massaranduba. The Companhia Madeieira plant is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council-an important consideration for builders seeking certification under the LEED program-and has kiln capacity of more than 500,000 board feet. Its production lines can crank out 5 million square feet of decking and 2 million square feet of deck tiles in a year. Read More