North America’s leading distributor of specialty wood products and decorative surfaces for the architectural woodworking, commercial and residential furniture, and cabinet-making industries. UCS does business as Upper Canada Forest Products in Canada, Sierra Forest Products in the U.S., UCS Global internationally and as A&M Wood Specialty.
UCS sets the industry standard for service through our extraordinary people, unique supplier relationships and customer-focused solutions. For over 30 years we have taken a customer partnership approach, creating value and delivering the difference.
UCS took root in May 1986, when Warren Spitz, his wife Maureen, and Andrea Moore launched a lumber distribution business called Upper Canada Forest Products. Warren who had worked previously for a wood business, had a vision: to elevate the industry by bringing in a higher level of professionalism, integrity and engagement among customers, suppliers and employees.
Today, Warren and every person in the UCS Forest Group continue to live by and drive this vision. From the company’s people-centric culture to its commitment to community and the environment, the UCS Forest Group is a notably different kind of lumber company – even better, perhaps, than what Warren had envisioned three decades ago.
The UCS Forest Group has grown significantly over this period. Today, this North American-based distributor, importer and exporter of lumber, panel products, specialty woods and decorative surfaces has four companies: Sierra Forest Products to serve U.S. customers, Upper Canada Forest Products for Canadian customers, A&M Wood Specialty to meet the needs of wood artisans, and UCS Global to import wood from a select network of suppliers around the world.
What you need. When you want it. By people that know and care.
It’s hard not to notice the UCS difference – from the distinct look of our well-kept trucks to our insistence that every phone call be answered promptly by a live human being.
We stand out with our products, which are sourced with a close eye on the environment and purchased at fair prices. We rise above with our service, delivered by our knowledgeable and caring staff, and backed by our state-of-the-art logistics system.
For our customers, these small and big differences all add up to an elevated experience at every point of contact.