Cedrela fissilis (South American cedar) and Cedrela odorata (Central American cedar) of the Family Meliaceae
South American cedar, Brazilian cedar, British Guiana cedar, Peruvian cedar, Nicaraguan cedar, Mexican cedar, Honduras cedar, Tabasco cedar, cigar box cedar, cedro, cedro batata, cedro rosa, cedro vermelho, acajou rouge, cedre rouge and cedar.
at Hot Springs sparked the beginning of Julian McKinney's cedar products business, American Cedar Inc.
Sales have increased from $190,000 during American Cedar's first full year of operation in 1987 to more than $2 million last year.
Burke (1928) stated that the wood's origin was never accurately determined, but must be from an unknown North American cedar
species (Pinales: Cupressaceae), because all other known collections of T.
American Cedar touts itself as the country's largest cedar products exporter.
When American Cedar introduced its product line to Europe, wholesale buyers were reluctant to try it, fearing that geocentric Europeans might reject the native American wood.
But the American Cedar's owner and president, Julian McKinney, understands the company's rapid growth will not last forever if not properly managed.
A seasonal line of cedar products for Avon Products Inc., new markets in France and Japan and a growing mail-order business are contributing to American Cedar's success.