||A Message from Rayonier Inc
50 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Tel: (904) 357-9100
Fax: (904) 357-9101
NYSE Ticker Symbol: RYN
Rayonier is a leading international forest products company structured as a Real
Estate Investment Trust (REIT), with three core businesses: Timber, Real Estate
and Performance Fibers. We own, lease or manage nearly 2.6 million acres of timber
and land in the U.S. and New Zealand. We have more than 2,000 employees and offices
on five continents. Approximately 40 percent of our sales are outside the U.S.
to customers in more than 40 countries.
Rayonier is one of only three publicly traded forest products companies structured
as a tax-efficient Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).
Rayonier is a recipient of the U.S. State Department Award for Corporate Excellence.
- Rayonier sells timber for domestic and export markets from 2.6 million acres
in the U.S. and New Zealand. These regions have some of the highest softwood growth
rates in the world.
- We are the 7th largest private timberland owner in the U.S.
- Our U.S. forestry and wood procurement practices are certified as environmentally
responsible under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program. In New Zealand,
as manager for Matariki Forests, Rayonier holds ISO 14001 certification for its
environmental management systems.
- Rayonier manufactures high-value Performance Fibers for customers around
- We are the world's leading supplier of cellulose specialty fibers used
in products such as textiles, cigarette filters, paints, impact-resistant plastics,
film, LCD screens, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food products. Our absorbent
material fibers are used in a wide variety of disposables such as diapers, feminine
care and incontinence products.
- A leader in wood and cellulose chemistry research, we are focused on customer
technical assistance, process improvement and product development.
- Our research and production facilities are ISO 9001:2000 registered.
Some of our timberlands in the southeast U.S. are becoming much more valuable
for development, recreation or conservation than for timber production -- especially
along the rapidly growing coastal corridor between Savannah, Ga., and Daytona
Beach, Fla. -- where we own 200,000 acres. TerraPointe LLC, our real estate
subsidiary, is focused on maximizing the value of its properties through entitlements
and by partnering with premier developers.
Rayonier produces lumber products for domestic markets from three mills in Georgia.
Rayonier is a trader of softwood logs and wood products, with particular expertise
in Pacific Rim markets.
Forest Research Center
Devoted to applied research in forest productivity.
Performance Fibers Research Center
Devoted to the chemistry and manufacture of cellulose specialty and absorbent
Sales and Service Offices:
New Zealand: Auckland
People's Republic of China: Shanghai
United Kingdom: London
Florida: Fernandina Beach
Georgia: Baxley, Jesup