SOURCE: Forest2Market

Forest2Market

July 18, 2011 07:00 ET

Forest2Market Launches Market2Mill for Recycled Fiber Industry

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Forest2Market, a provider of wood and fiber supply chain expertise, announces the launch of Market2Mill, a suite of services for the recycled fiber industry. Initial offerings include monthly price reports and quarterly cost benchmarks.

Market2Mill is the first transaction-based market pricing service for recycled and recovered fiber. Reports and benchmarks are segmented by geography, fiber grade, consumption volume, and source type. Geographies covered include six regions in the US: Pacific, North Central, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and the Atlantic States. The report covers OCC and DLK, but will soon expand to other grades.

"Demand from China, seasonal supply restrictions and concerns over quality are all putting pressure on recycled paper buyers and suppliers," says Suzanne Hearn, Manager of Marketing and Sales at Forest2Market. "Market2Mill is a pressure valve of sorts. It will provide high quality market data on pricing and volume from which buyers and sellers of OCC and DLK can assess their performance against the market and develop forward-looking pricing strategies."

As with all Forest2Market products and services, subscribers to Market2Mill will submit their transaction data electronically, and Forest2Market will aggregate that data and report it back to subscribers anonymously.

In addition to Market2Mill, Forest2Market offers three additional lines of products and services. Forest2Mill includes stumpage prices for timberland owners and delivered log costs for wood and pulp and paper manufacturers; Mill2Market includes weekly price reports and benchmarks for buyers and sellers of lumber; and Forest2Fuel provides delivered pricing, indexing and resource studies for wood bioenergy companies and their suppliers.

"Forest2Market is well-known in the forestry and wood products industry as the only provider of transaction-based stumpage and delivered prices for forest products from timber to wood fuel," said Pete Stewart, President and CEO of Forest2Market. "Our pulp and paper customers believe so strongly in our approach to data collection on the virgin fiber side that they asked us to develop a recycled product that would have the same degree of transparency, credibility and neutrality. With the addition of Market2Mill, Forest2Market now covers the entire supply chain, from the forest to the market and back to the mill."

About Forest2Market

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Forest2Market provides market pricing data and supply chain expertise to customers in the forest, wood products, pulp and paper, lumber and bioenergy industries. For more information, visit www.forest2market.com.

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