The distance that lumber travels from origin to job site is immense. Northern pine moves from mills in Canada for hundreds of miles to reach many different states in the US.
Knowing the logistical and financial advantages of railroad transportation over long distances, one of our clients uses our extensive access to railroad networks and transloading centers to move their lumber from our neighbors to the north. Utilizing our resources, our client can optimize delivery times of thousands of logs per trip, something that would take considerably more time and more resources using a different mode of transportation. Our customer prefers to self-serve, which means that they manage certain aspects of the process. In this case, R. J. Corman’s equipment and teams handle the transportation, provide storage capacity, and track inventory, while our client, for the final transload, uses their own forklifts and crews to transfer the lumber into trucks for nearby delivery.
The options for service customization are countless. Whatever the configuration, R. J. Corman has the equipment, know-how, and qualified team to tackle any supply chain challenge.