Softwood lumber is among the world’s most volatile traded commodities. The INTL FCStone Forest Products Group has significant experience in creating customized solutions to successfully manage a broad spectrum of risks impacting the forest industry. We have developed programs for companies all along the lumber supply chain, including producing mills, wholesale/distribution and end users. For integrated producers, tools are available to stabilize pulp, linerboard, newsprint, and recycled product prices.
Through the Integrated Risk Management Program (IRMP), INTL FCStone provides companies with the solutions, tools and platforms necessary to meet budgets, stabilize input prices and secure margins. Our extensive databases and detailed quantitative analyses on your sales and purchases allow us to provide measurable bottom-line results.
The Forest Products Group also has access to specialists that can help mitigate exposure to volatile energy prices, fuel surcharges and foreign exchange rates.