UFP Industries in Grand Rapids Launches TimberBase, a B2B Digital Platform

TimberBase, an affiliate of UFP Industries Inc. in Grand Rapids, today announced the launch of TimberBase.com, a B2B digital platform for buying and selling lumber and building materials.
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UFP Industries in Grand Rapids has launched TimberBase.com, a B2B digital platform for buying and selling lumber and building materials. // Stock photo

TimberBase, an affiliate of UFP Industries Inc. in Grand Rapids, today announced the launch of TimberBase.com, a B2B digital platform for buying and selling lumber and building materials.

Acquired from German tech start-up Timber Base GmbH in February 2023, the new online platform has been upgraded with a more intuitive interface, supported by UFP’s team of international industry experts, to simplify the buying and selling process for customers and suppliers around the world.

“TimberBase will host a broad portfolio of lumber and building material products,” says Andy Cubeta, vice president of international trading for TimberBase. “This automated, easy-to-use platform provides several modern advances, such as real-time order tracking, a live chat function for immediate assistance and expert guidance, and the ability to create and accept order requests quickly and easily.

“The world is rapidly changing, and our TimberBase team will be on the forefront of modernizing the trading activities of the global timber industry. Our goal is to be the leading global B2B platform for buying and selling lumber and building materials.”

A global trading presence strengthens UFP Industries’ sourcing advantage by providing access to valuable wood baskets throughout the world, says Dick McBride, executive vice president of the company.

“TimberBase will enhance this advantage for our manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia through new supplier relationships,” says McBride. “It also will provide opportunities for us to export our products anywhere in the world and connect suppliers and other manufacturers with each other. Trading in this industry has primarily been via phone and email. Now it will be conducted ultra-efficiently through TimberBase.”

The subsidiaries of UFP Industries — UFP Packaging, UFP Construction, and UFP Retail Solutions — manufacture, distribute, and sell a wide variety of value-added products used in residential and commercial construction, packaging, and other industrial applications worldwide.

Founded in 1955, the company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, with affiliates in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. UFP Industries is ranked #403 on the Fortune 500 and #149 on Industry Week’s list of America’s Largest Manufacturers.

For more information about UFP Industries, visit ufpi.com.