Modern Mill, manufacturer of upcycled rice hull-based wood substitute ACRE, partners with Coastal Forest Products to distribute its products in New England, Eastern New York State, Long Island, Northern New Jersey

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FERNWOOD, Mississippi , August 2, 2023 (press release) –

Maker of innovative wood alternative expands product availability.

Modern Mill, the manufacturer of innovative wood substitute ACRE, announces a partnership with Coastal Forest Products to expand the availability of its products in New England, Eastern NY State, Long Island, and Northern NJ. Modern Mill is proud to partner with top-quality distributors like Coastal Forest Products who understand the growing demand for sustainable building products like ACRE and enable Modern Mill to reach new customers and expand its reach across the country. Coastal Forest Products will carry ACRE siding and trim products.

“We’re pleased to partner with Modern Mill to offer their high-performance ACRE siding and trim products to our distribution network. Our customers expect only the best from Coastal and we see great potential for this exciting new product line, especially when combined with our in-house finishing capabilities.” said Kevin Brennan, VP of sales & Marketing at Coastal Forest Products. “We look forward to a long-term and successful relationship with Modern Mill.”

ACRE is made from upcycled rice hulls and is virtually indistinguishable from wood, providing a practical solution for deforestation without sacrificing the aesthetics of natural wood or the conveniences of composites. Modern Mill’s circular manufacturing process ensures zero-waste and contributes to the preservation of rainforests and other natural resources.

“We’re excited to partner with Coastal Forest Products,” said Kim Guimond, Chief Marketing Officer at Modern Mill. “We’re committed to creating products that are sustainable, durable and beautiful, and partnerships with distributors like Coastal Forest Products will help us achieve our goal of making ACRE the go-to wood alternative for builders and homeowners everywhere.”

ACRE by Modern Mill offers numerous benefits, including low maintenance, durability, and sustainability. The company’s commitment to zero-waste and job creation in rural communities makes it an ideal partner for builders and homeowners who are looking for sustainable building products.

About Modern Mill
Modern Mill is an innovative manufacturer based in Fernwood, Mississippi, and the maker of ACRE, a groundbreaking new building material made from upcycled rice hulls in a zero-waste environment. ACRE offers the warmth and beauty of real wood with all the conveniences of composites. ACRE is available as trim boards, sheet goods, porch boards, decking and siding. For more information, visit

About Coastal Forest Products
Coastal Forest Products is a leading wholesale distributor of specialty building products. They supply an extensive dealer network of retail lumberyards throughout New England, eastern NY state, Long Island, northern NJ, NC, and SC. Coastal prides itself on the caliber of products they supply and the services they offer their customers including reliable inventory, on-time delivery, product expertise, follow-through, and support. Learn more at

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