Both inside and outside the company, we strive to do our part to promote and practice green initiatives. As stewards of natural resources, we are committed to operating an environmentally friendly business that minimizes waste and pollution.
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Meet David Porter—A Wildlife Conservationist. His story begins 60 years ago in Waynesboro, Mississippi. Early in life, a beloved mentor showed him the greatest lengths of love and life skills. She taught him how to catch bait, fish, pick berries, and ultimately shift his mindset that still impacts him today in Corporate America. She, along with a special group of men, guided him through early life and taught him about respect for the environment.
In 1989, the opportunity to acquire 900 acres of red dirt was introduced to David. Without hesitation, David purchased the land with a vision to build a tree farm that benefitted the environment at many different levels and provided a feasible income. Thanks to his great friends at Scotch Land Management and NRCS, their dream became their reality. And for 32 years, his love and dedication to a life of growing up outdoors has ultimately led the success of building a sustainable environment. David is driven by his devotion to building a greener environment and his prosperity has gone unrecognized.
On June 17, 2021, David shared his story and was awarded the Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist plaque for the Southern Mississippi area. His success continued when the state recognized his dedication further. On January 19, 2022, he humbly accepted the Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist award given by the Mississippi Conservation District for the entire state.
David and his wife, Sabrina continue to build their dream and hope to further create a world that will allow future generations to flourish.
BEING A PART OF THE SOLUTION
Forest City Trading Group, LLC is one of the largest lumber and building materials wholesale organizations in North America. We recognize that leadership in the forest products industry carries a responsibility to the environment. SMT actively supports those suppliers who use sustainable forest management practices that promote forest sustainability and result in long-term environmental, social, and economic benefit.
We view the wise and prudent use of renewable resources as a cornerstone to the world’s long term building products needs, and support those firms and organizations that embrace these practices. We define certified forest products as those materials that originate in forests that have been independently audited and certified as well managed by a credible independent third party.
As an industry leader, Forest City Trading Group, LLC and its subsidiary companies are committed to promote the conservation and protection of natural resources. Wood products from our forests provide vital benefits and are widely used in all facets of residential and commercial construction, furnishings and many other applications. We recognize and promote wood as the only all-natural, biodegradable, renewable resource that will provide for our benefit today and for our children tomorrow.