SOURCE: Forest2Market


November 10, 2011 07:00 ET

Forest2Market Adds Robert Bratton, Manager of Lumber Practice

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Nov 10, 2011) - Forest2Market announced today that Robert (Bob) Bratton has joined the company. In his new role, Bratton will lead the company's lumber products practice.

Bratton will be responsible for driving sales of Forest2Market's weekly lumber price report and quarterly benchmark, which are part of Mill2Market, the company's suite of services for buyers and sellers of lumber. Bratton will also manage product evolution and development.

"Forest2Market unveiled its lumber pricing service two years ago," said Suzanne Hearn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We've made a lot of progress in that time, steadily increasing our customers and growing the number of price and volume related data points on our weekly report from 79 to 880. We look forward to working with Bob to expand our customer base and to continue providing the high quality service our customers deserve and expect."

Bratton comes to Forest2Market with nearly 40 years of experience in the building products industry. For the last 22 years, he owned and operated Southern Lumber Sales in North Carolina, where he maintained an extensive contact base of suppliers and customers of lumber and building materials both domestic and off shore.

"Bob's knowledge and experience in sales and purchasing on both the wholesale and retail sides of the business make him an ideal addition to the Forest2Market team," said Pete Stewart, President and CEO of Forest2Market. "With his expertise, we'll continue to grow the subscriber base for Mill2Market products. Plus, with the depth of his experience in the supply chain, he will enhance Forest2Market's ability to understand and analyze supply and demand market trends."

About Forest2Market
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Forest2Market provides market pricing data as well as wood and fiber supply chain expertise to customers in the forest, wood products, pulp and paper, recovered fiber, lumber and bioenergy industries. For more information, visit or read our blog at

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