North America

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Strengthening Business Development in North America through the Addition of a New Manufacturing Company

Wooden cabinets

In 2011, Sumitomo Forestry welcomed wooden cabinet manufacturing and sales specialist, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company to its consolidated Group network as part of an initiative to bolster its North American business.

In North America, designers play an important role in creating custom layouts and specifications for kitchen cabinets. Canyon Creek boasts its own team of in-house designers to manufacture a wide range of cabinets. Located in Washington State, the company has a strong presence in the North American cabinet industry.

Moving forward, Canyon Creek will strengthen its business in North America through expanding into the manufacture of other types of building materials and timber products, and increasing the areas where it supplies cabinets.

Providing Spec Homes in Ten States of America

Spec homes in MainVue

Spec homes in Gehen Homes

The United States is the world's largest market for wooden housing. Sumitomo Forestry was the first major Japanese housing builder to enter the U.S. market. In Seattle, Washington, where we have long had our timber and building materials trading operations, we began marketing spec homes in 2003 for the first time in the nation.

While researching U.S. housing customs, culture, construction methods and market environment from different angles, we now market spec homes in nine states of the nation. In particular, our MainVue Homes, which incorporate the management approach and designs of the Henley Group of Australia, typify our efforts to bring new concepts of homes to this immense market.

In 2013, we acquired an equity interest in Bloomfield Homes based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Texas, whose population continues to rise thanks to its stable employment environment. This was followed by our 2014 equity interest acquisition of Gehan Homes operating in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas, as well as Phoenix, Arizona, which expanded our spec home business in Texas significantly. And in 2015, the MainVue Homes entered the Dallas market, armed with their distinct designs that differentiate us from our competition.

In 2016, we acquired an equity interest in Dan Ryan Builders, which operates in the six southern states on the East Coast that contain a number of major cities, besides the capital Washington, D.C., further accelerating our business expansion in the U.S.

We remain committed to our ongoing efforts to improve the quality and design of our homes and provide homes tailored to each local market’s needs.

Sumitomo Forestry Group