The Rare Earth Hardwoods products that come from Brazil originate in forests which are managed by the government of Brazil. Read more...
Rare Earth Hardwoods, Inc.
6778 East Traverse Highway
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Phone (800) 968-0074
Fax (800) 968-0094
Visit our new Brazilian website that features a wide selection of wood slabs, tropical hardwood lumber and other rare hardwoods - all shipped directly from Brazil.
Say the words “exotic woods” and “Brazil” in the same sentence and you’re bound to provoke a negative reaction from many people. They have no doubt heard reports of how the rain forest is being systematically razed by short-sighted, profit-hungry outsiders, and they automatically assume that removing any timber products from Brazil will spell environmental disaster.
This misconception is something that Rare Earth Hardwoods, a Michigan-based company that supplies exotic Brazilian woods for both commercial and residential construction, has to deal with on an almost daily basis. The good news, according to REH owner Rick Paid, is that it gives him an opportunity to increase awareness of the facts in this controversial issue and to explain that his business is not part of the problem, but rather part of the solution.
Paid spends one in ten days a year in Brazil, and he is very sensitive to concerns about preserving its greatest natural resource. “Our goal is to have as little impact on the environment as possible while still producing wood products,” he says. "Our business also helps the country’s economy by creating well-paying jobs for local craftsmen, something that is desperately needed in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon region.”