SATISFYING GROWING DEMAND FOR 'GREEN' BUILDING PRODUCTS
Stair Parts, Inc. - First Stair Manufacturer Offers Lyptus®
MARIETTA, GA - Stair Parts Inc., a leader in stair component design and architecturally correct profiles for residential stair construction, was the first stair manufacturer to offer Lyptus® as an alternative to other tropical hardwood species. Utilizing a network of knowledgeable dealers, Stair Parts, Inc. has introduced Lyptus® stair products to architects, builders and designers by offering a wide selection of products for staircase installation.
"Stair Parts, Inc. is proud to partner with Weyerhaeuser in the introduction of Lyptus® for stair component design and production," said David Wynne, president and general manager of Stair Parts, Inc. "Lyptus® provides an excellent alternative for mahogany and Brazilian cherry, two preferred hardwoods in the high-end market sector.
With the increasing difficulty in supplying quality South American mahogany, we chose Lyptus® to fill the growing demand for tropical wood. As a leading stair component manufacturer, our reputation has been built on providing innovative products and solutions. Our commitment to our customers requires that we prepare for changing hardwood supplies and market trends. Architects and builders increasingly demand "green" products, and the preference for tropical hardwoods remains strong in the high-end market. Lyptus® provides an environmentally friendly, aesthetically attractive, strong, new hardwood for residential stair construction."
"We are definitely experiencing an increase in the sale of Lyptus® stair parts," added Cheryl Dornenburg, director of marketing and customer service. "Our dealers enjoy the competitive advantage that Lyptus® offers. Lyptus® has a fine grain and superior hardness. The wood appeals to discerning homeowners who want the elegant look of mahogany, and appreciate the fact that Lyptus® is managed under the principles and standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)." "From a manufacturing standpoint, the uniformity of the wood is a real plus," said Rex Pope, plant manager. "The wood's consistency makes the product easy to work with - consistent thickness, color - and, it makes a beautiful product."
ABOUT STAIR PARTS Stair Parts currently distributes its products throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company works through a nationwide distributor network, supplying primarily builders, remodelers and architects with a proven product mix, new design introductions and industry support. Using the latest technology, architecturally correct products and innovative design techniques, Stair Parts frequently helps its distributors set industry trends.
Stair Parts Inc. manufactures balusters, newel posts, handrails, bending rails, treads, risers, fittings and accessories in six hardwood species - Hard Maple, Cherry.
Mahogany, Poplar, Lyptus and Northern Red Oak. The Adairsville manufacturing facility includes a custom wood shop specializing in unique designs in a wide variety of wood species.
Stair Parts Inc. is headquartered near Atlanta in North Georgia. For information please call (770) 877-3344 or 1-800-827-8247. Or visit the company's website at www.stairpart.com.