Northern Hardwoods, founded in South Range, MI in 1968, is an integrated hardwoods products company that manages the entire forest-to-products process – from harvesting timber to the production of hardwood lumber, pulpwood, and veneer logs.
Northern Hardwoods is surrounded by some of the purest white Hard Maple in the world. Mother Nature does most of the work that gives Northern Hardwoods such a unique maple tree, Northern Hardwoods has been very successful in designing a drying process that produces extremely WHITE lumber as a result, free of sticker stain and discoloration on a year round basis. Additionally, our proprietary drying processes guarantees an equalized and stress-relieved final product.
Northern Hardwoods foresters manage every step before the logs make it to the mill. This process entails growing mature merchantable timber, harvesting, and hauling while focusing on sustainability and the landowner’s objectives. The foresters manage our Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified logging crews on a variety of lands which include the private, industrial, state, and federal.
Here at Northern Hardwoods we offer a variety of programs for the non-industrial private landowner’s which range from free no-obligation site visits, all aspects of a timber harvest, and written management plans. Our foresters are trained in forest ecology, wildlife ecology, and forest management. If you are interested in learning more about our Private Lands Program please do not hesitate to contact our foresters.
Our People – Our Mill
One of the most important resources at Northern Hardwoods is its work force. One half of Northern Hardwoods employees has 25 years or more of service, and this unusual longevity and commitment means the customer can expect the same consistent quality year after year. Solid products, solid quality and solid relationships – that’s what Northern Hardwoods is all about.
One of the most modern mills in the country, Northern Hardwoods uses state-of-the-art technology to turn timber into fine hardwood lumber. Laser scanners, computers, PLC’s and optimization equipment insures exact quality standards are always reached.
Whether you’re a new prospect or a long-time customer of Northern Hardwoods, expect an unwavering commitment to your needs. We place emphasis on your satisfaction at every stage of our relationship – from purchasing through delivery. We are dedicated, responsive, and ready to insure that all of your contact with us results in a favorable outcome for you.