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November 8, 2016

Contact: Gregory Sylvain
Telephone: 603.706.4244

Coeur d’Alene Wood Names Coastal Forest Products as Their Northeastern Distribution Partner
Coastal expands siding and trim offering with an exciting alternative to reclaimed wood!

Bedford, NH, November 8, 2016– Coeur d’Alene’s Xcelerated wood products mimic the look of reclaimed wood without all of the drawbacks associated with reclaimed wood.  

  • Source of supply has always been a major issue with reclaimed wood but with Xcelerated, made with readily available Alaskan Yellow Cedar, there is always a reliable supply!
  • Reclaimed wood comes with an unknown history regarding previous coatings and possible volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may have leached deeper into the wood.  Not an issue with Xcelerated, which is VOC free with no off-gassing from any previously applied chemicals.
  • Because of the nature of how reclaimed wood is used, there is a large portion that is unusable and therefore is cut off and ultimately wasted.  In some cases, that waste can be as much as 70%, as opposed to Xcelerated, which is brand new lumber and therefore very little is cut off and wasted!
  • In addition to the safety hazards of using wood with a potentially toxic substance trapped inside, reclaimed wood also presents an injury hazard with hidden and undetectable metal fragments, left over from its previous use. Even with safety glasses, when a saw blade hits a hidden metal fragment, the saw blade sends that fragment flying at high speed.  Compare that with Xcelerated wood, which is brand new and has nothing hidden inside…. except the potential for beauty!

“When we were presented with the ability to distribute Coeur d’Alene’s Xcelerated product, we welcomed the opportunity to be able to offer such an innovative and sought after product line” stated Pike Severance, CFO at Coastal Forest Products

Coastal Forest Products is a leading wholesale distributor of quality building products to an extensive dealer network throughout New England, Long Island, and Westchester County, New York.  Coastal offers distinctive products, quality pre-finishing services, professional delivery, in-house engineering services and continuing education solutions and resources tailored to the unique business needs of our extensive dealer network.

For more information about this topic, please contact Gregory Sylvain at 603.706.4244 / email at