Marketing Forest Products Since 1964

Partner with our companies to diversify your markets and identify new channel opportunities. Last year, our companies enabled 210,000 transactions and $4 billion in sales - in every state, on every continent (excluding Antarctica). We reinvent what's possible.


Forest City Trading Group (FCTG) has announced that it will be acquiring the assets of Affiliated Resources, Inc. Affiliated Resources is a manufacturing, marketing, sales and distribution company specializing in the design, production and sales of proprietary branded wood, steel and plastic products. The company services original equipment manufacturing, agriculture, and industrial end user businesses. Mike Wilkins, company founder, will remain with the company as President.
“We’re excited to welcome Affiliated Resources into the Forest City family of companies” stated Craig Johnston, CEO of FCTG. “This acquisition allows us to continue to diversify our portfolio into value added industrial branded products and offer more services and growth into their multiple business segments.”
“Our alignment with FCTG will allow our employees to continue to grow our business and provide them with the scale to service our ever-expanding customer base”, said Mike. “Their high priority on talent acquisition and development, combined with the emphasis that both companies place on customer and supplier relationships fits our business model as we continue to innovate for our growing portfolio of industrial products”.
Forest City Trading Group is comprised of 13 companies each having a unique set of expertise that they provide. They work with the Building Products Industry and forge strategic connections between customers, and suppliers both domestic and International.

We Connect Supply With Demand - Even if it doesn't exist yet

Our traders are selected for their drive and intelligence, trained by the best in the industry, and come to work each day motivated to move mountains for you.

Innovating Our Industry

Our traders work side-by-side with suppliers and customers. We endeavor to find solutions that solve your challenges.

What We Do

Time Tested

Our traders expertise spans generations. Having one of the industry's leading retention rates means we hire the best and train them to be even better.

About Us


years in business

$4 billion

in sales


lumber professionals

A Worldwide Supply Network at your Fingertips

As the largest wholesale lumber distributor in North America, we succeed by developing lasting partnerships with thousands of customers & suppliers.

Lumber Dealers
Wood Treaters
Home Centers

Join us in shaping and leading the industry

Traders at our operating companies are a special breed. Do you have what it takes to thrive and commit to a career with us?

We're invested in your success

Other trading and logistics firms have high turnover rates because they throw new hires to the wolves. Using our mutual selection process, our trading companies each employ an extensive training program for ideal candidates, connect new hires with career mentors, and empower staff with cutting edge tools. When you succeed, we succeed. We'll achieve greatness together.

A career path, not just a job

When you join one of our operating companies as a trader, you're embarking on an accelerated growth path. Many jobs can only take you so far – you need to leave the company to advance your career. Our experienced lumber traders and employees average over 18 years of tenure with FCTG. They grow with us and experience consistent growth in experience and income.

We Work Hard and Play Hard

We believe in an ideal balance between work and life commitments. We make it a priority to provide our employees with balanced time and energy outside of work to connect with their family and social circles.

Directly influence your salary

Our goal is to allow our traders to have no upside limits, or as we call it, to create an atmosphere where you can "eat what you kill." We will provide the tools and resources necessary to be successful, but it is up to the individual and their respective team to work hard and create their success. This includes no salary limitations. So, if you want to work someplace where you can control your destiny, you've come to the right place.


years of average tenure


earning potential

Built on a foundation of trust

Yes, our companies help you market or purchase forest products. But ultimately we are in the relationship business. Our reputation is built on keeping our word. Whether our team is helping you quote a project or providing market intelligence - you can count on us.