Progressive Solutions customers win at TTJ Awards

Author: C. Randle
Date: Mar 20 2012

RUNCORN, UK, September 16, 2011. Progressive Solutions is proud to announce that six of 13 awards presented at the 2011 TTJ Awards were presented to customers of Progressive Solutions’ software.

lumberTrack/TimberTrack users
Crown Timber – Softwood Trader of the Year
Timbmet – Hardwood Trader of the Year

bisTrack users
James Latham plc – Timber Trader of the Year
Lawcris Panel Products – Panels Trader of the Year
Ashley Reynolds of James Latham – Career Development Award Under-25
Howarth Timber Group – Website of the Year Award

“We would like to congratulate all the award winners and finalists for their corporate and personal achievements,” says Arthur Duffy, Progressive Solutions’ Managing Director. “Progressive Solutions is committed to bettering the timber trade. We are encouraged that our main software products— lumberTrack, bisTrack and timberTrack—are proving to be helping manufacturers, importer/distributors and merchants improve supply chain efficiencies, customer service and profitability. With newly dedicated technical support personnel in the UK for lumberTrack and timberTrack, our manufacturing and importer/exporter customers will be in an even better position to benefit from our software solutions.” 

Duffy had the honour of presenting the Hardwood Trader of the Year award to Timbmet’s Wendy Trott, pictured below. Duffy commented, “Timbmet started using Progressive Solutions software almost 10 years ago. Since then, this is the second time that they are being honoured with this prestigious award.”

The awards were hosted by TV property personality Sarah Beeny and held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London September 15, 2011.


  • "With bisTrack we have cut our costs while increasing the speed and quality of service to our customers."

    John Steinman
    VP of Purchasing and IT Services, Forge Lumber

  • "We were up 5 points of margin within ten months using bisTrack™ pricing management and margin review. The payback happened in just months."

    Brian King
    President of Construction Supply

  • "Since our conversion to bisTrack we have seen big pluses with purchasing and costing accuracy which have definitely contributed to the bottom line."

    Brad White
    President of White's Lumber

  • "We know these are the kind of people we want to partner with long-term, with the vision and values that are critical to a mutually successful relationship."

    David Jones
    President of Brookside Lumber

  • "We’ve fixed problems, eliminated data re-entry and repurposed valuable employees. bisTrack helped us be more productive with fewer people."

    Candy Loweke
    Process Analyst, Raymond Building Supply

  • "We used to go blind on what our costs were. Now we can audit every single job in millwork, see what our waste is and know what things are really costing us."

    Lan McIlvain
    Alan McIlvain Company

  • "We were looking for software we could grow with. lumberTrack and Great Plains are going to give us the ability to dig down and get the reporting data we need to make our decisions. They have streamlined our workflow and the general ledger."

    Sherry Sabbatini
    Deer Park Lumber

  • "I think highly of the people at Progressive Solutions. They have a professional approach, they understand the lumber business, and they meet their commitments."

    Joe Kusar
    Vice President & General Manager of Tolleson Lumber Co

  • "lumberTrack’s™ business logic is rock solid. It’s a very configurable system and Progressive Solutions, as a business partner has been awesome."

    Mike Beye
    Chief Value Officer of Vaagen Bros. Lumber Co