The American hardwood moulding industry is large and sophisticated, with access to significant volumes of lumber, and therefore capable of offering a wide range of machined profiles for export. However, influencing factors will be:
- volume required
- sufficient lead times for production and shipment
- species availability
- specification and length requirement
- colour selection
- acceptance of natural characteristics
Generally stocks of pre-finished mouldings are not held in export markets as they are usually manufactured to individual customer requirements. Therefore specialist hardwood importers and agents are able to supply hardwood mouldings to order from producers in the United States.
A wide range of hardwood moulding profiles, especially for one-off sizes or smaller production volumes, is also likely to be available from producers in export markets. These are companies specialising in the manufacture of mouldings from stocks of imported American hardwood lumber.