We are extremely pleased to announce that Hampton Lumber Sales (“Hampton”) of Portland, Oregon, has acquired Trans-Pacific Trading, Ltd. (“Trapa”) of Vancouver, B.C. and formed a joint operation focused on expanding Hampton’s export sales activities.
Over the last three years, Trapa has evolved into one of Hampton’s most important trading partners, helping Hampton establish a marketing presence in other global regions.
Trapa was first opened in 1954 and Jim Tyrer, the current President, a third generation family member and grandson of the Trapa founder, will remain President of Trapa. Trapa specializes in selling a variety of building products to more than 20 countries, but primarily to Japan and China. In addition to Jim, Trent Gustafson, a 20-year sales veteran and Trapa’s Vice President of Sales, along with the entire Trapa sales and administrative team will combine with the Hampton export team, led by Steve Kimery, to form the premier export lumber sales operation in North America. The combined team will be responsible for marketing all of Hampton’s export products making Trans-Pacific Trading the “global brand” for our offshore activities.
We look forward to the future and expanding our offshore business opportunities with you as Trans-Pacific Trading.