BC Log home Company Using Economic Downturn to Make a Move Into International Markets

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Big Foot Manufacturing Inc. is using the downturn to its advantage. While others are losing ground and some companies are going under, Big Foot is taking an aggressive approach to finding new dealers and international markets for their Log and Timber Frame products.

It is our belief that Big Foot's quality products and competitive pricing coupled with CNW log homes in the U.S. and other dealers throughout Canada and abroad, we have a winning combination that moves us into the top producers in the world

Last fall, with word of impending demise of several log home manufacturers a BC Log home company saw the light of opportunity and it came at a time when Big Foot Manufacturing Inc (Tappen, BC) was preparing to actively seek a distribution network to add to their well established overseas partner RC Core Ltd. (Japan) Over the past several years, Big Foot has consistently made capital investments to increase production capacity, decrease production time and increase product quality. With over 300 units shipped annually to Japan, Big Foot Manufacturing was looking to double that number through the creation of additional world- wide distribution alliances.

In an online release June 3rd a group of former Lincoln Log Ltd. dealers led by Chuck Clark, former Western Region Vice President for The Original Lincoln Log Ltd. announced the formation of a new company called CNW Log Homes of America Inc. Big Foot Manufacturing is pleased to announce that they have partnered with CNW Log Homes of America to become Big Foot's exclusive dealer representatives for the United States of America.

"We are excited to be partnering with CNW as our gateway into the U.S. Market," says Big Foot Vice President Wayne Brown. "The synergy of an established dealer network partnered with a seasoned and proven quality manufacturing arm has proven history for us." Big Foot Manufacturing has been a primary supplier for RC Core Ltd (the leading importer) for 20 years.

"With the addition of our new CNC machinery last year, we have an annual capacity to process 800 homes. We can dry enough fiber in house for about 440 of them, so if we do get extremely busy we would have to outsource some drying or add some more kilns here. Couple this with an additional CNC machine dedicated to Timber Frame and master level handcrafted crews; we have a well rounded supply for our dealers."

Big Foot will be the exclusive supplier for milled log, handcrafted and timber frame homes within the CNW product line from their BC operations based just outside Salmon Arm. Says Clark, "We are impressed with Big Foot's commitment to excellence and their product quality, which is demonstrated by their ISO 9001 and 14001 certified mill operations."

"It is our belief that Big Foot's quality products and competitive pricing coupled with CNW log homes in the U.S. and other dealers throughout Canada and abroad, we have a winning combination that moves us into the top producers in the world," said Brown.

Dealers Wanted:
For information on becoming a distributor for Big Foot Log Homes, visit http://www.bigfootloghomes.com or for US Distribution opportunities http://www.cnwloghomes.com.

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