Industry News

What is a Southern Yellow Pine?

FREEDOM SOURCING considers Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) an exceptional lumber for the pallet and crating industry for the reason you will read below. We work only with premier and prestigious SYP sawmills primarily in East Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi that are industry certified and that offer the best quality and price.

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Top Land Ports USA-MEXICO

Mexico is the 2nd largest trading partner for the USA, in 2023 it became the largest partner surpassing China and Canada. In 2022, total trade between both countries totaled 779.3 billion dollars. Both share a 2,000-mile border and many difference in similar and differences culture.  Mexico has committed to invest more than two billion dollars in improvements to its land ports to make it easier for trade traffic. The state of Nuevo Leon also committed to making one of its lanes in Nuevo Laredo just for Tesla which is already working on building a Giga plant for the manufacturing of its automobiles in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

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Biculturalism in Business

This phenomenon of biculturalism has been the key to the success of FREEDOM SOURCING. Every associate of the company is fully bicultural. Not only can they speak both languages fluently, but they can switch from thought process to thought process. This means that our associates can think as Americans and as well as thinking as Mexicans. This helps us deal more closely with our customers in Mexico and our suppliers in the United States. This is not easy to do when the cultures are very different. Not everyone can deal successfully in the Mexican market without understanding the culture and vice versa Mexicans have trouble dealing with the American market for the same reason.

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Mexico’s Economic Reality and Future

One of our main objectives at Freedom Sourcing is to keep a detailed look at Mexico’s economic outlook in the short, medium and long term. This helps us adjust our approach to how we purchase and sell lumber. This also gives us an opportunity to advice our customers and making purchasing recommendations to our customers. Mexico continues to make a transition into a more important sovereign economy. Though it continues to be dependent on the US market and will remain so for the longer future, it has been more resistant to the macroeconomics of the United States. For decades, when the United States caught a cold, Mexico would get pneumonia.

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