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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.

With 14+ hardwoods species from the major U.S. growing regions, as well as a range of imported plywood and exotic lumber, our customers know we have the products to meet their needs.

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?

2022

Formally changes name to NWH.

2021

Relocated corporate HQ to Frisco TX

2020

Company reorganized with new ownership (Glendon Capital) and board of directors

2015

Acquired Industrial Timber and Lumber (ITL) and significantly increases the footprint in the Appalachian hardwoods market with 7 facilities

2014

Littlejohn & Co. purchases NWH from American Industrial Partners

2014

NWH acquires Fitzgerald Lumber, Buena Vista facility

2013

NWH acquires Mill Creek, WV facility

2012

Exotics are added to the product offerings

2012

NWH acquires Inter-Continental Hardwoods

2012

NWH Hardwoods received PEFC Certification

2011

American Industrial Partners purchases NWH from Weyerhaeuser

2011

NWH acquires Washington Alder

2011

NWH acquires Coastal Lumber - Hacker Valley & Dailey, WV and Hopwood, PA facilities

2010

NWH receives FSC Certification

2006

Plywood is added to the product offerings

2006

NWH acquires Budres Lumber - Grand Rapids facility

2005

NWH acquires Elkhart, IN and Tuscumbia, AL facilities

2000

NWH opens China offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou

1998

NWH opens Hong Kong office

1997

NWH acquires Lewiston, MI facility

1996

NWH opens Taiwan office

1995

NWH acquires Diamond Wood Products – Eugene and Garibaldi, OR facilities

1988

NWH opens Japan office

1987

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

1986

NWH acquires Dorchester, WI facility

1985

NWH began development of proprietary Alder grade products to specific industries

1984

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

1981

NWH acquires Longview, WA facility

1980

Purchased by Weyerhaeuser

1970

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

1969

NWH acquires Centralia, WA facility

1967

Founded as a single mill introducing alder as a commercial hardwood