LIGNIA Wood Company, a global manufacturer of modified timber products, said it is taking steps to support its distribution partners amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This includes partnerships with National Wood Products, Thompson Mahogany, East Teak Fine Hardwoods, and a newly signed partnership with Hardwoods Specialty Products. All distribution companies will stock LIGNIA and LIGNIA Fire.

LIGNIA Fire carries a Class A ASTM-E 84 rated for flame retardancy, mitigating the need for after-market fire retardancy applications, according to the manufacturer. The company said LIGNIA and LIGNIA Fire offer a broader construction audience to build with a wood that can stand the test of time with a 50-year above ground warranty against rot and decay. Both products are suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, including flooring, siding, decking, furniture, and cabinetry.

“LIGNIA is so unique with the features and benefits it has to offer, including a Class A fire rating,” Howard Hughes, general manager at National Wood Products, said in a news release. “That coupled with the staff at LIGNIA, they are very customer service centric and have a great understanding of the North American lumber industry.”

LIGNIA is made with legally sourced FSC-certified softwoods from managed plantations. After its modifications process, the wood, featuring high-durability, matches or exceeds the performance of tropical hardwoods, according to LIGNIA.

“I’m so pleased to welcome and continue to work with our North American distributors, especially during this challenging time, said Lisa Ayala, national sales manager in North America for LIGNIA. “They have embraced LIGNIA not only as a viable product offering for their customers, but a forthright and sincere company to partner with. The market continues to demand wood products and we’re happy to accommodate.”

LIGNIA Wood Company is one of the world’s major manufacturers of modified timber products for the global construction and yachting industries.