Beyond the Boards: How AIFP’s Mission Statement Benefits Our Partners

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At AIFP, it’s our mission to be a leader in the building materials industry, in the eyes of our customers, suppliers, and our team. Here’s how we do it:

We Put People & Partners First

At AIFP, we believe in putting our people and partners first. That’s why we’re so committed to building strong relationships with our team, our steel and lumber suppliers, our transportation partners, and our customers.

For our admin and trading team, this means that we provide the career training they need to succeed, the support they need to provide exceptional customer service, the flexibility they need to create a work-life balance that suits their needs, and the recognition they deserve in the form of fun company trips and outings.

This people first mentality doesn’t just benefit our employees; it also benefits our partners and customers across the country. We set an example for What a personable relationship and partnership looks like and really care about our partners beyond just the business. The building materials industry is built on the amazing relationships of people and at the end of the day, AIFP truly recognizes the importance of people.

We Offer a Variety of Products

Whether you’re looking for dimensional lumber, panels, or steel products, AIFP provides the wholesale building products you need throughout the US and Canada. In fact, we have specialized departments offering everything from Southern yellow pine to cedar wood, in a variety of grades and sizes, with an all-star transportation department to help get it to you on time.

Because our traders keep up to date on lumber prices, supply, demand, and other market insights, they can help customers make smart decisions about what to buy and when to buy it.

With strong partnerships, knowledgeable traders and a great support staff for all your business needs, AIFP has access to an array of products as well as a large supply readily available when you need it.

We Provide Exceptional Service

With over 50 years in the lumber industry and over 100 years of combined knowledge amongst our traders, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service from the first quote to the final delivery.

Our knowledgeable traders provide market trend analysis, buying and pricing advice, and utilize their hard-earned connections and resources to serve your business. Our in-house Transportation, Inventory, and Credit teams provide accurate shipping schedules, handle product claims, manage steel and lumber inventory, and procure whatever documents or paperwork is needed for crossing oceans and borders. Together, our commodity traders and admin team take care of all the sales and delivery logistics, so you can focus on your business.

We Utilize Key Partnerships

As one of the largest building product wholesalers and distributors in the country, AIFP partners with over 300 mills to get you the highest quality lumber and steel at the best possible prices. We also collaborate with over 100 carriers, reloads, transloads, and port facilities for coast-to-coast coverage and optimal flexibility with orders.

We’ve been in the business since 1964 and have the largest trading floor in North America, so when you work with us, you get to benefit from each and every one of the meaningful and powerful relationships we’ve built in the industry throughout our history.

Navigating the building materials industry doesn’t have to be overwhelming. When you work with AIFP, you can expect us to live up to our mission every single day, providing the best service, the best products, and the best prices. Whether you’re a steel or lumber supplier in need of offloading stock or a business looking for building materials, give our traders a call today and see how we can help! In the meantime, check out our blog where we cover everything from the benefits for working with a wholesale lumber supplier to what you need to know about pressure treated wood.

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