East joins west - we are the Golden spike supplier.

In 1869 a swing of the hammer drove in the golden spike that united the railroads forever connecting the commerce and economies of the North American continent. Similarly, in 2015 Industrial Timber and Lumber Company (ITL) and Northwest Hardwoods drove a golden spike of their own officially uniting leading lumber suppliers of both east and west forming a national operation with a global reach – from tree to shining tree.

Founded in Portland, OR in 1967, our operations started out as one Alder mill: Northwest Hardwoods. But, don’t let our name fool you – our hardwood operations have grown to include over 30 facilities across North America, producing 14 species of domestic hardwoods. We offer appearance and structural plywood, as well as over 25 species of exotic hardwoods.

Our purchase of ITL significantly increased our footprint in the Appalachian hardwoods market and drove us to become the largest manufacturer and supplier of hardwood from coast to coast.

We’ve kept the name as a symbol of the commitment to innovation that started there and helped our company grow into a top global supplier of hardwood.

A pioneering spirit still drives us today.

Our North American hardwood products all bear the name of the original 1967 alder operations: Northwest Hardwoods. We’ve kept the name as a symbol of the commitment to innovation that started there and helped our company grow. Today, our North American hardwood operations include over 30 facilities across North America.

1967

Founded as a single mill introducing alder as a commercial hardwood

1970

First to introduce abrasive planning and distribution to Asia Developed NWH proprietary grades to better serve customers.

1980

Purchased by Weyerhaeuser

1984

Enters the Glacial growing region by acquiring the Onalaska, WI facility

1987

Enters the Appalachian growing region by acquiring the Titusville, PA facility

2006

Plywood is added to the product offerings

2011

American Industrial Partners purchases NWH from Weyerhaeuser

2012

Exotics are added to the product offerings

2014

Little john & Co. purchases NWH from American Industrial Partners

2015

NWH purchases ITL and significantly increases their footprint in the Appalachian hardwoods market