About Hutton Forest Products Inc.

HFPI is a premier supplier of composite wood panels, serving distributors and original equipment manufacturers across Canada and the USA. Our ability to adapt to customers’ needs has earned us a reputation as one of the best wood product distributors in North America, since 2005. As a trusted partner, we provide quality products, fast and reliable delivery, and innovative manufacturing ideas. Our partnership approach to business means we are dedicated to creating value-added solutions for both our customers and suppliers. Click here to learn more about why you should work with us.

 Our History

James Hutton started HFPI in 2005 working from a home office with one vendor and a handful of loyal customers. Today, we have a committed team serving hundreds of distributor and OEM customers throughout the United States and Canada. Our company was built to include dedicated account managers, shipping and logistics professionals, and helpful sales staff.

Over the years, we’ve worked to build strong relationships with our mill partners, developed a warehouse and distribution network that is unparalleled in the industry, and created a system of value-added services to help our customers improve their efficiency.

Corporate Social Responsibility

At HFPI, we are committed to sourcing and providing our products in an environmentally sustainable way, and to contributing to the success and vitality of the communities where we live and work.

Environmental Policy

As a forest products provider, we recognize our responsibility to source products in a way that is sustainable, causes minimal environmental impact, and secures natural resources for future generations. To achieve our environmental aims, we only source products from suppliers who harvest their products in a manner that is in line with environmental, social and economic standards set by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC). We are also committed to conducting our business operations in an environmentally sustainable manner and to supporting local environmental initiatives.

To fulfill our environmental commitment, we:

  • Maintain FSC certification

  • Distribute products with recognized ecological certifications

  • Operate our business to meet or surpass all relevant regulated environmental requirements and subscribed codes of practice

  • Identify responsibilities and accountabilities for employees for safe and environmentally friendly work practices

Charitable Giving

We strongly believe in contributing to the betterment of the communities where we live and work.

As a partner to our communities, we regularly review opportunities where we can make a difference, and provide financial support to a number of charitable organizations. Over the years, we have been proud to contribute financially to local and national charities that support mental health, addiction, homelessness, healthcare and underprivileged youth.

We look forward to continuing to work with our charitable partners, to identify areas of need, and to make meaningful contributions.

About James Hutton, President, Hutton Forest Products Inc.

James Hutton is the founder and principal of Hutton Forest Products Inc.

James began his career in the forest products industry working for Goodfellow Inc., through hard work and dedication he rose to the role of vice-president at the age of 29. Four years later, James decided to start out on his own and founded Hutton Forest Products Inc.

With HFPI’s broker-style business model – unique in the forest products industry – James was able to quickly grow his business, and within three years of starting, HFPI was recognized by Profit magazine as Canada’s 30th fastest growing start-up company.

Today, James continues to lead the growth and evolution of HFPI, and serve the industry by focusing on the business fundamentals of customer service, innovation, integrity, value, and building strong relationships with customers and partners.

James is also very passionate about his philanthropic work and over the years has dedicated his time and provided financial support to numerous different charitable organizations. He looks forward to continuously giving back to our community.