Wood products pressure treated by Sunbelt Forest Products Corporation in Bartow, Florida, will soon be under the feet of tourists in Mexico as a result of a recent deal with Sunbelt customer Southern Pine Lumber. Sunbelt’s exclusive brand of pressure treated wood decking, Tropical Decking, is destined for the popular tourist attraction Dolphin Discovery in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, just a boat ride away from the resort area of Cancun.
Sunbelt Forest Products, a leading manufacturer of high quality pressure treated lumber in the Southeast United States, sold the material to Southern Pine Lumber in Boynton Beach, Florida, one of six lumber yards that the company has throughout the state. Southern Pine Lumber (www.southernpinelumber.com) is the largest decking provider for marine applications in the state, and Sunbelt Sales Manager Don Hayes says that the two companies have a close, longstanding relationship. “Southern Pine Lumber is a valued customer who we’ve worked with for more than 20 years,” says Hayes. “We’re excited to be a part of this deal that will send our pressure-treated decking all the way to Dolphin Discovery in Mexico.”
Sunbelt specializes in providing products that hold up to the harsh tropical climates of Florida, the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean, so its Tropical Decking products are ideal for their intended use on the outdoor walkways at the Dolphin Discovery park. The premium grades of Southern Yellow Pine are treated with ACQ Preserve PLUS, which protects against decay and termites and also has a built-in water repellent. It is ideal for outdoor projects such as this one where superior protection and appearance are both important.
Dolphin Discovery is the number-one swim-with-dolphins company in the world, with 10 locations in top tourist destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Sunbelt has shipped out three loads destined for their Isla Mujeres location already, with plans to send another four to five loads before the order is complete.