We are NWH
Founded in 1967, we began our journey as a single Alder mill in Arlington, WA. Fittingly, the company was named Northwest Hardwoods to let the world know of its focus in the Western growing region. In the decades since, we’ve grown to become the leading manufacturer and supplier of hardwood lumber to North America, Europe and Asia. With that growth we elected to evolve our original name and move forward as NWH to reflect our reach far beyond our origins.
Simple. Natural. Hardwoods.
Three words that capture the essence of our entire company. Simple – we handle all the complexities that go into buying hardwoods to make life easier for our customers. Natural – we deliver only beautiful and sustainable products. Hardwoods – NWH defines what the hardwoods experience should be. Professional, caring and committed across every aspect of our business, we put customers at ease while giving them a real competitive advantage.
A Customer-First Philosophy
With our unwavering focus on simplifying the customer experience, NWH is a single-source supplier to the furniture, flooring, cabinet, molding, and millwork industries.
NWH operates over 40 manufacturing and warehousing facilities across the country including sawmills, concentration yards and distribution facilities using innovative technologies to streamline the procurement process for customers. NWH supplies only sustainable, high-quality hardwoods to protect our resources today and for future generations.
How did we get here?
Formally changes name to NWH.
Relocated corporate HQ to Frisco TX
Company reorganized with new ownership (Glendon Capital) and board of directors
Acquired Industrial Timber and Lumber (ITL) and significantly increases the footprint in the Appalachian hardwoods market with 7 facilities
Littlejohn & Co. purchases NWH from American Industrial Partners
NWH acquires Fitzgerald Lumber, Buena Vista facility
NWH acquires Mill Creek, WV facility
Exotics are added to the product offerings
NWH acquires Inter-Continental Hardwoods
NWH Hardwoods received PEFC Certification
American Industrial Partners purchases NWH from Weyerhaeuser
NWH acquires Washington Alder
NWH acquires Coastal Lumber - Hacker Valley & Dailey, WV and Hopwood, PA facilities
NWH receives FSC Certification
Plywood is added to the product offerings
NWH acquires Budres Lumber - Grand Rapids facility
NWH acquires Elkhart, IN and Tuscumbia, AL facilities
NWH opens China offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou
NWH opens Hong Kong office
NWH acquires Lewiston, MI facility
NWH opens Taiwan office
NWH acquires Diamond Wood Products – Eugene and Garibaldi, OR facilities
NWH opens Japan office
Enters the Appalachian growing region by acquiring the Titusville, PA facility
NWH acquires Dorchester, WI facility
NWH began development of proprietary Alder grade products to specific industries
Enters the Glacial growing region by acquiring the Onalaska, WI facility
NWH acquires Longview, WA facility
Purchased by Weyerhaeuser
First to introduce abrasive planing and distribution to Asia Developed NWH proprietary grades to better serve customers.
NWH acquires Centralia, WA facility
Founded as a single mill introducing alder as a commercial hardwood