TW Flooring Group, in association with the Dasso Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of EcoTimber, a pioneering distributor of wood products certified to the rigorous environmental and social standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
William Jopling, TW Flooring Group’s CEO, said,”My shared history with EcoTimber runs deep. As I evolved from logging & sawmilling into flooring manufacturing while living in Vermont, I became involved in the early startup of the green wood movement and EcoTimber and I were original members in VT-based WARP (Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection). Then, as EcoTimber started to offer flooring, we became an early supplier to them starting with their first commercial projects – the Banana Republic & GAP stores. Over the years, we supplied EcoTimber with many green flooring products including Dasso bamboo flooring.”
EcoTimber co-founder Jason Grant, now an environmental consultant to the forest products industry, stated, ”After my tenure at EcoTimber, I joined Bill [Jopling] to head up green initiatives under his Wood Floor Resource Group commercial flooring program. No one is better positioned than Bill Jopling and TW Flooring Group when it comes to servicing the green wood and bamboo flooring needs of EcoTimber’s dealer base and A&D clientele.”
Aaron Maizlish who co-founded EcoTimber in 1992 and served as its President from 1992-2000, added, “In the early years of the FSC movement, [Bill Jopling] worked with our team to develop high-quality certified products for our demanding corporate clients. Twenty years later, it is deeply satisfying to see that Bill is reinforcing a leadership position in the now-mature certified wood industry through his acquisition of EcoTimber - the first name in environmental flooring.”
Dan Harrington, former EcoTimber VP of Product Development, noted, “In my role running EcoTimber's supply chain, I had the opportunity to travel with Bill [Jopling] and communicate with him regularly on a wide range of topics, and I have total trust in his commitment to both the environment and the production of top-quality wood flooring products. I could not imagine a better steward of the EcoTimber mission moving forward.”
Jopling added, “Given EcoTimber’s stellar reputation in ecologically-responsible products, TW Flooring Group will utilize EcoTimber for our green wood flooring offerings grouped under Tesoro Woods and the bamboo offerings grouped under Dasso, and both will now greatly expand EcoTimber’s offering. We have now come full circle given our long-term supply relationship to EcoTimber.”
TW Flooring acquires EcoTimber
May 14, 2012