Ward Lumber presents Vendor of The Year Award

Jon Barrett, Purchasing & Merchandising Manager at Ward Lumber,
presented the 2021 Vendor of the Year award to Steve Guertin from
Coastal Forest Products. Coastal supplies Ward Lumber with various
building products, including engineered wood products for new
home construction and remodeling.
The Coastal sales and engineered team always provide exemplary
customer service. Coastal provides thorough communication and
timely responses to quotations on floor systems and roof packages.
Coastal is considered to be a partner in our success at Ward Lumber.
"The Coastal engineered staff is our main supplier of floor systems,
and they get things back to us timely," shared Jaimie Garcia, Pro
Sales Assistant. "It doesn't matter what department we are dealing
with; Coastal always jumps through hoops to get us material to get
the job done in the crazy engineered wood market," said RJ
Tromblee, Pro Sales.
"I feel like they are partners with us." Coastal sales contacts are Dave Naugler and Steve Guertin. Engineering department contacts are Parker Donovan, Gabe Labelle,
Mark Ledger, and Mark Lambert.

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January 26th, 2023
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Smaller grocery formats getting big this year

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