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.
East joins west - we are the Golden spike supplier.
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.
Founded as a single mill introducing alder as a commercial hardwood
First to introduce abrasive planning and distribution to Asia Developed NWH proprietary grades to better serve customers.
Purchased by Weyerhaeuser
Enters the Glacial growing region by acquiring the Onalaska, WI facility
Enters the Appalachian growing region by acquiring the Titusville, PA facility
Plywood is added to the product offerings
American Industrial Partners purchases NWH from Weyerhaeuser
Exotics are added to the product offerings
Little john & Co. purchases NWH from American Industrial Partners
NWH purchases ITL and significantly increases their footprint in the Appalachian hardwoods market