North American Hardwoods
HIGHER YIELDS WITH LESS WASTE. THAT'S NWH.
VAST, UNMATCHED RESOURCES. SPECIES DIVERSITY AND A PROPRIETARY GRADING SYSTEM. HIGHER YIELDS WITH LESS WASTE. THAT’S NWH.
NWH manufactures 14 species of kiln-dried hardwood lumber with a range of standard and custom grades to meet any and all customer requirements. We supply distributors and OEMs with the most consistent, precision-graded hardwoods. We operate 28 production facilities throughout the Western, Glacial and Appalachian regions, making us the largest provider of North American Hardwoods.
NWH dominates the Western growing region with facilities in Washington and Oregon. We operate 7 manufacturing facilities consisting of 6 sawmills and 1 concentration yard. Our Western region manufacturing facilities produce the finest Alder and Pacific Coast Maple in the country.
NWH plays a significant role in the Glacial growing region with facilities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. We operate 5 manufacturing facilities consisting of 2 sawmills, 2 concentration yards and a remanufacturing warehouse. Our Glacial region produces 9 primary, widely-used species.
NWH is a major player in the Appalachian growing region with facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. We operate 16 manufacturing facilities consisting of sawmills, concentration yards and service centers. Our Appalachian region produces 12 primary, widely used species.
we're serious about sustainability
CARING FOR OUR PLANET
Legal, Sustainable, Abundant Resource
North American Hardwoods are among the most plentiful and well-managed natural resources in the world. Hardwood forests naturally regenerate themselves and do not require planting. The preferred method of harvesting is single-tree selection. This provides a sustainable supply and ensures the overall health of the forest – including water quality, wildlife habitat, and biodiversity. As a result, the volume of hardwoods has more than doubled since 1950.
FSC Chain-of-Custody Standard
NWH is certified to the Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood Standards. We can offer a variety of products and species with FSC® claims. Ask us today about availability and refer to the www.fsc.org for more details
PEFC Chain-of-Custody Standard
PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification standard promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to ensure good forest practices and wood sourcing.
NWH PEFC Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certified Alder, PC Maple and PC Birch are sourced from forests certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and PEFC. Each national forest certification system undergoes rigorous, third party assessment against PEFC’s unique Sustainability Benchmarks to ensure consistency with worldwide standards.