With its headquarters in Miami, Florida, Amazonas Florestal is a natural resource company that focuses on developing a sustainable forestry practice, and in becoming a leader in the timber industry. As a supplier of hardwood timber, the company operates and works from large tracks of tropical terrain located in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. Currently, the company owns a substantial amount of this iconic rainforest: 90,109 acres of virgin land. Working from such an extraordinary landscape, the company is highly committed in developing eco-friendly strategies that will ultimately protect and maintain the world’s greatest rainforest.
With a worldwide customer base, Amazonas Florestal has continued to build its business as a supplier of hardwood timber. Earlier this year, the company delivered piquia sleepers (railroad ties) as part of a large standing order with one of its top clients, Trackwork LTD, a giant in the railroad industry. The company also established an initial purchase with Sito Lumber, one of the oldest hardwood and lumber companies in the US.
As the company continues to grow, Amazonas Florestal has developed new and innovative strategies in order to preserve this delicate ecodiverse environment. With the properties being owned and operated by families and shareholders of the company for over fifty years, the Amazonas management has a deep and personal relationship with the land and the people who live in it. As “committed stewards of the Brazilian rainforest,” Amazonas Florestal makes every effort to protect the rainforest’s ecosystem. Working closely with the UN’s REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) incentive programs, the company uses selective methods in harvesting its timber for the production of its wood products.
Operating in one of nature’s greatest resources has its own inherent and unique challenges; a challenge that the company seems to handle well. Under the watchful eye of the Brazilian government who heavily regulates the timber industry, the company has developed and engaged in eco-friendly practices such as cyclical harvesting, habitat and resource preservation, and Biomas (the shavings, tree tops and branches of trees) development. Instead of discarding Biomas material as waste, the company instead plans to recycle and convert the material to renewable energy.
On December 11, 2014, Amazonas Florestal closed at .0016. With continued business growth and with such rich resources, the company should continue to grow and progress. While the company has focused its energies on building its customer base, and acquiring more land, it has also made progress in other areas. Moving forward, the company’s initiatives appear to be focused on growth through acquisitions and on building its share holder value. This past September, the company announced that Mr. Bruce W. Barron would occupy the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO. Having led more than two hundred business turnarounds, Mr. Barron has extensive knowledge in capital restructurings, and in mergers and acquisitions. With his many years of experience, Mr. Barron will help the company become an innovator and leader in sustainable forest management while working diligently and respectfully within the confines of such a unique and extraordinary environment.
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