TORONTO, ON — Tropical Forest Products announced that its Black Label premium brand of Ipe and other tropical hardwoods will expand throughout California as part of a distribution partnership with Ganahl Lumber. Based in Anaheim, Ganahl will distribute the full line of Black Label products through its 10 California branch locations.

Black Label is sustainably and 100% legally sourced from South America. Trees used to produce Black Label products are carefully selected, considering age, size and productive wellbeing of the forest. The brands’ lumber portfolio consists of Ipe, Cumaru, Jatoba, Garapa, Angelim and Tigerwood, with a variety of applications ranging from decking, cladding and ceilings to timber sizes and architectural millwork.

“Black Label truly represents the pinnacle of sustainable hardwood,” said Brian Lotz, Technical Director for Tropical Forest Products. Partnering with brand-focused dealers like Ganahl has been the key to our success.”

Deonn DeFord, Product Manager, Ganahl Lumber, said “The level of support we have received for the Black Label brand rates as some of the best in the industry, in my experience.” He added with a brand of this magnitude, and the companies that stand behind it, there is plenty to admire, from the amazing level of technical support to the breadth of products.

The brand sets a new level of quality for the industry with impeccable strength and impressive performance in every product thanks to Black Label’s kiln dried process. To earn the name Black Label, every board and hardware accessory must be Premium Architectural Grade or above.

Black Label lumber products are in stock now at Ganahl Lumber. Other products including branded fasteners will arrive over the next few months, including professional grade accessories for building and maintaining decks, cladding and other wood products.

Black Label will be marketed with the dealer, homeowner, and architect in mind. Dealers of Black Label can expect eye-catching displays, jacketed samples, and product literature, combined with the brand’s and Capital’s strong online presence. Learn more about Black Label at

Learn more about Tropical Forest Products at or call 905-672-8000.

About Ganahl Lumber

Ganahl Lumber is a dealer of building materials covering Southern California. The company owns and operates retail, milling, and factory finishing facilities all across the California coast. With locations such as Buena Park, Costa Mesa, and even Capistrano Beach, Ganahl has expanded its reach over the Southwestern part of California.

About Tropical Forest Products

Tropical Forest Products, a leading hardwood distributor that operates throughout the United States and Canada, was founded with the belief that acquiring lumber of superior quality should be easy and ethical. Its team is made up of passionate people who love everything about forests and their survival. Tropical strives to meet every client’s need with quality lumber, deliver products on time, maintain commitment to client service, and maintain the best prices in the market.