UCS Forest Group Purchases A & M Wood Specialty Inc.

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - September 28, 2007

Warren Spitz, President & CEO of the UCS Forest Group, is pleased to announce that the UCS Forest Group has successfully completed the purchase of A & M Wood Specialty Inc. based in Cambridge, Ontario.

A & M is a highly respected retailer, distributor and exporter of wood and related wood products, carrying one of the broadest inventories in North America. The company offers over 120 species of fine hardwoods, veneers, squares, burls, specialty and furniture grade plywood. These products are used for furniture making, architectural millwork, musical instruments, wood turning, carving, flooring, model making, boat and aircraft construction, marquetry, and hobby woodworking. A & M ships to all 50 states in the U.S. and all Canadian provinces and territories, as well as around the world, including to Germany, Japan, Australia, Ireland, China and Romania.

A & M Wood was founded in April 1973 by Andrew Poynter, and with the support of his wife Madeleine, has established a highly regarded organization run by a team of dedicated, skilled and knowledgeable professionals. The company is well known and respected nationally and internationally by the community of high quality woodworkers.

Andrew and his team have had a relationship with our group since our inception in 1986. We have always had a very high degree of respect for one another and our companies, and very much share values about people, professionalism, and integrity. A & M also shares our philosophy of community outreach by supporting charities too numerous to mention here, but span the local community, the arts, our industry, the environment, and international relief.

We welcome Andrew and the entire A & M team to the UCS family, and look forward to working with them, learning from them, and helping them continue to fulfill their vision of being the most respected and enabled provider of specialty woods and wood products in the world. Andrew will continue to manage A & M as a division of the UCS Group of companies, and to work with our leadership team to expand our offering to the woodworking industry.

Please join me in offering our warmest UCS welcome to the A & M team! Together, we will continue to “Deliver the Difference” to “Lovers of Wood”!


UCS Forest Group Purchases A & M Wood Specialty Inc.



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