Who’s Who in Hardwood Purchasing – April 23

Curt Cooper is the plant manager for Infinity Wood Floors in Crandon, WI, and oversees lumber purchasing for the manufacturer. Infinity Wood Floors purchases 4 million board feet annually in Red and White Oak as well as Northern Hard Maple. All lumber is bought in Nos. 2 and 3 Common in all grades. Infinity Wood […]

Who’s Who in Softwoods

Jay Bowling serves as Chief Executive Officer of Blair Logistics, LLC in Birmingham, AL. He graduated from Auburn University in 1979 with a degree in logistics. Immediately following Auburn, Jay started in the flatbed trucking industry and now leads one of the fastest growing flatbed companies in the industry. As CEO of Blair Logistics, it […]

Whos’ Who in Hardwood Purchasing – March 2023

Greg Pappas is a lumber buyer for Ten Oaks Flooring and Prolam Floors, both located in Stuart, VA and has been with them for over a year and a half. Ten Oaks Flooring makes residential flooring and Prolam Floors makes truck flooring. Both companies’ combined purchase 20 million board feet per year in Red and […]

Anisa Gjoka is the operations manager at King City Northway Forwarding in Montreal, Quebec.

King City Northway Forwarding exports lumber overseas, mainly to Asia, Europe and Mediterranean countries from any North American port and rail, they also import from anywhere in the world. They send 20,000 containers per year to these regions. They can handle all aspects of a customer’s export shipment, including trucking, rail and ocean transport, as […]

Who’s Who – February 2023

Joe Lewis serves as Vice President of Lewis Lumber and Milling, manufacturer of the Reliance Hardwood Flooring brand, as well as solid Hardwood kitchen cabinet components. They are located in Dickson, TN, with a new location coming on-line in February 2023 in Clarion, PA. Joe co-owns the company with his brother, Mike, who serves as […]

Who’s Who in Softwoods – January/February 2023

A.J. Webb is the plywood sales manager at Hood Industries, located in Hattiesburg, MS. Hood industries manufactures Southern Yellow Pine plywood and lumber, distributing specialty building materials nationwide. They produce 375 million board feet of plywood in m3/8 annually. They produce Southern Yellow Pine Plywood Siding, Sanded, SIF, and Rated Sheathing, with thicknesses ranging from […]

Who’s Who – January 2023

Clayton Miller works in sales and purchasing for Aurora Timberland in Bradford, ON, the Hardwood purchasing and wholesale lumber distribution unit of Alexandria Moulding. He buys Hardwood lumber for three manufacturing facilities: House of Fara in LaPorte, IN; Royal Woodworking in Bradford, ON; and Alexandria Moulding in Alexandria, ON. Miller also oversees Timberland’s distribution sales […]

Who’s Who In Imports/Exports

Patrick Gagné is a sales representative (Ontario, U.S. East and West coasts) for Primewood, a hardwood lumber company based in Drummondville, Quebec. Primewood manufactures over 37 million board feet of Northern and North Appalachian hardwood lumber annually. Hard and Soft Maple, Cherry, Walnut, White Ash, Red and White Oak are the core group from which […]

Who’s Who – December 2022

Ed Pry is procurement and project manager for Lewis Lumber Products, Inc., located in Picture Rocks, PA.Lewis Lumber Products is a manufacturer of fine Hardwood mouldings and custom architectural millwork, flooring, paneling, decking and live edge flitches. Specifically, they produce Hardwood mouldings and blanks, S2S and ripped one-edge-lumber, primed Hardwood mouldings and cut-to-length parts. The […]

Who’s Who in Softwoods – November/December 2022

Bill DenHoed is the specialty products purchasing manager for Sprenger Midwest Wholesale Lumber, located in Sioux Falls, SD. Sprenger Midwest is a regional wholesaler offering Cedar, treated wood, Spruce-Pine-Fir, White Fir, machine-stress-rated engineered wood, plywood, oriented strand board and Pine boards. Value-added products offered by the company include pre-finished siding. DenHoed graduated from Canton High […]