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International Forest Products Ranked USA’s 45th Largest Exporter

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — International Forest Products Corporation (IFP) of Foxborough, Mass. has moved up 55 positions in the past four years and now ranks 45th on the list of the Top 100 Exporters for 2005 by the Journal of Commerce. They are the only Massachusetts-based company to make the Top 100 list. The rankings are based on containerized shipments.


In 2001, the company ranked as the 100th largest U.S. exporter with a volume of 7,300 TEUs. IFP has since tripled its volume to 21,800 TEUs in 2005.


“Diversification of our products and our target markets have helped us achieve this impressive growth,” said Daniel Kraft, President and Chief Operating Officer of IFP. “It is a testament to the dedicated work of our IFP team, which is headquartered in the United States and does business throughout the world.”


About Journal of Commerce:

The Journal of Commerce is a leading weekly magazine for international logistics executives, founded in 1827, that covers all modes of international transportation, global trade, logistics strategy, technology, supply chain management, finance, insurance, legislative issues, regulatory developments and more.


About International Forest Products:

IFP is a member of the Kraft Group of companies. Founded in 1972 by Robert Kraft, IFP is one of the largest traders of forest products commodities in the world. IFP conducts business in 83 countries and has subsidiary offices located in Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Gothenburg, Sweden, London, England, Moscow, Russia, Vancouver, Canada and Seattle, Wash.