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The Best Bamboo™ is the latest start up of successful entrepreneur Santiago Perdomo. The company was founded in 2006 after he discovered the large demand for bamboo products throughout the world.
As the co-founder and owner of Bamboo Trader S.A.S. in Colombia, he gathered a wealth of experience in regards to growing and exporting Guadua bamboo from South America.
Santiago explains: "We kept receiving daily inquiries for small orders from the USA. The problem was that we couldn't export less than full container loads from our production facilities in Colombia. Bamboo poles are bulky and take up quite some volume, therefore shipping costs for retail orders would have been to costly."
The Best Bamboo aims to store and export large inventories of high quality bamboo products, from poles, crushed mats and slats, to laminate beams, floors and panels. With a large stock available through all our distributors in North America and Europe, we will be able to fulfill direct orders to local architects, builders, bamboo craftsman or hobbyists.
The Best Bamboo takes much pride in the fact that all bamboo is grown, harvested and processed in the Americas, in a socially and environmentally sustainable and responsible manner.
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Forestal Engineer, Universidad Distrital (Bogotá), 1975
Technician in Information Systems, Universidad del Valle (Buga, Valle), 1993
Expert in design of Agro-Ecotourism Routes (OEA-IICA), 2010
Manager of productive companies using Guadua as its raw material, Universidad Católica de Manizales, 2013
Founding member of the Colombian Bamboo Society
Member of the Colombian Association of Forest Engineers (ACIF, as per its Spanish Acronym)
Member of the Committee of Standards of Voluntary Forest Certificate for Guadua, WWF, CFV, GTZ (Cali), 2003
Current member of the NGOs ASOBAMBU and FUNDAGUADUA
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Agricultural Engineer, National University 1987
Ornamental Horticulture, National University, 1990
Tropical Floriculture, San José de Costa Rica, 1996
Guadua Bamboo treatment and drying
Guadua Bamboo Fiber extraction
Guadua Angustifolia silviculture (nursery, establishment and harvesting)
Design and construction of ecological trails.
Exportation of Bamboo, foliage and tropical bouquets
Technical Director Bamboo Trader SAS
Technical Director of Agrícola Bojacá, Bogotá
Technical Director of Floexcol S.A., Cali, Valle del Cauca
Botanical Garden, Medellin
UTP - Technological University of Pereira
Ecological Park Valle Yaracú, Venezuela
Pacific Convention Center - Orquideorama de Cali, Valle del Cauca