Archived News

MacDonald & Owen Adds a 4th Location

Luck, Wisconsin
Luck, WI Facility

We at MacDonald & Owen are excited to announce that we have expanded! We are now operating a facility in Luck, WI. This dry kiln facility was previously known as St. Croix Valley Hardwoods and will now be the fourth location for MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company. Owner and CEO David Twite notes, “We see this expansion as one that will allow us to increase the volume of high-quality products we put in to the marketplace.” Now with kiln drying facilities in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania & Kentucky, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. is excited about the variety and volume of products we can provide to current and future customers. Products offered by MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company include over 20 different species of Kiln Dried lumber in most thicknesses. Services also available include custom drying, planing, sanding, gang ripping, re-sawing and chopping. As a company, MacDonald & Owen wants to assure our current customer and vendors that they can continue to expect the extraordinary service they have grown accustomed to from MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company. The addition of the operation of the Luck, WI facility will allow MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. to serve all of their customers more effectively, extensively, and efficiently. We are certain that our customers and vendors alike will benefit from this expansion of our company.

New Stacker Line in Bowling Green

Stacker Line
Stacker Line

How many board feet did we sticker today? This has been the question posed by our stacker crew in Bowling Green, KY since the installation of our new stacker line was completed earlier this month. Our Operations Officer, Jared Lehman, was the lead on our stacker line re-vamp project. After traveling to Bowling Green last week to inspect the final product, Lehman said, “This line will allow us to run more efficiently and accurately than we have ever been able to run in Bowling Green. Stickering 60,000 BF of lumber per day should be no problem for us now.” Achieving increasing levels of speed, accuracy, growth and profitability is the mission of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company. This new stacker line will allow us to sticker lumber more quickly thus reducing the potential for stain and improving overall lumber quality. The automated trim saw and tallying software will improve the accuracy of our green tallies. The speed at which we are able to process green lumber through this line will allow us to grow our volume of lumber produced in Bowling Green. And, cumulatively, these improvements will increase our company’s profitability. We are very optimistic about this new-and-improved production line. And, we are confident that our customer will benefit from it as well. Is you’re a current or prospective customer of ours and would like to see our re-vamped production lines in Bowling Green, we would love to show you around. Give us a call today at 800-657-6990.

M&O Hosts Meeting in Brookville, PA

Our crew with Congressman Thompson
Our crew with Congressman Thompson

On Monday, August 24th, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company proudly hosted the August meeting of the Penn York Lumbermen’s Club at the Pinecrest Country Club. There were well over 100 in attendance. Attendees included vendors and customers representing 9 states, 17guests from Canada, and U.S. Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson. Many of the guests also took a tour of our Brookville, PA facility. Jack Monnoyer, Curt Burkett & Diane Beauchamp, as members of the MacDonald & Owen sales & purchasing team, represented our company well as the on-site hosts. If you missed the event but would like a tour of our Brookville, PA facility, stop in sometime! We would be happy to show you around and see how we can partner with your company to meet your hardwood lumber needs. Contact us today at 800-657-6990. On behalf of MacDonald & Owen, we send out a big thank you to all those who joined us for this event. And, a huge thank you to our hosts—Jack, Curt & Diane—for making this event a success!

Golfing for a Good Cause

Golfing for a Good Cause
Golfing for a Good Cause

On Thursday, August 20th, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company was invited to attend the 17th annual “Partner’s Tournament” hosted by Boa-Franc in Saint-Georges in the providence of Quebec in Canada. Sales Representative, Jack Monnoyer, was one of 150 lumbermen who attended this event. Through the event, $33,000 was raised for local charities in the Saint-George area. Boa-Franc is a very community-based company known for the way that it gives back to its community year after year. MacDonald & Owen Lumber is proud to have been a part of this event an honored to partner with Boa-Franc to support their community.

Inc. 5000 Recognizes MacDonald & Owen AGAIN!

We Made the List!
We Made the List!

Between the years of 2011 and 2014, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company saw tremendous growth as a company. This growth has recently been recognized by Inc. Magazine. Each year, Inc. Magazine publishes a list of the top 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company landed on the list once again in 2015. This is our company’s 4th time being recognized by Inc. Magazine and we couldn’t be more excited about adding this to our list of accomplishments. Of course, our company’s success is closely linked to the success of our customers and the hard work of our employees. So, a huge thank you to our loyal customers and our dedicated employees who help us win each and every day. Thank you!

Governor Visits Brookville Yard

A pic with the governor
A pic with the governor

On July 17, 2015, our crew in Brookville, PA had the opportunity to rub shoulders with a guest of honor. Senator Joe Scarnati stopped in to congratulate MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. for our recent recognition as the winners of the Governor’s ImPact Award in the arena of Exporting. Salesman Jack Monnoyer and Buyer Curt Burkett hosted Governor Scarnati and had the opportunity to show him around our yard a bit and to share with him why MacDonald & Owen Lumber Co. has expanded so rapidly as exporters of hardwood lumber. Jack & Curt sited MacDonald & Owen’s commitment to producing high-quality product, increased presence at international trade shows, and development of relationships with customers and sales agents across the globe. “One of our company’s goals for 2015 is to nearly double the volumes we exported in 2014,” explained Curt Burkett, “it’s a focus of ours and one we are working each day to achieve.” MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company is always looking for opportunities to partner with customers throughout the U.S. and overseas. Call us today at 800-657-6990 for your hardwood lumber needs.

MacDonald & Owen in China

MacDonald & Owen in China

Though the Chinese lumber market of 2015 has been sluggish, MacDonald & Owen has continued to work hard at meeting new customers and establishing new relationships in China. For the second time this year, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company was represented at a tradeshow in China. Adam Hyer, our leading International Sales Representative, traveled to China in late June to attend the 20th AHEC Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention. The convention was held in Nanning and is well attended by hardwood lumber exporters from across the globe. Following his time at the AHEC convention, Adam traveled to Shanghai, China to attend the SYLVAWOOD Wood Materials & Wood Products Trade Show. This trade show includes leading global exhibitors from across the wood products and wood materials industry. During his time in China, Adam had the opportunity to meet with a variety of customers and to make new connections with hardwood lumber users throughout the region. These trips are extremely insightful for MacDonald & Owen and demonstrate our commitment to expanding our company to meet the needs of customers across the world. Adam is always interested in hearing from prospective customers. Please contact him today at adam@hardwoodlumber.net regarding your hardwood lumber needs.

M&O Wins Governor’s ImPAct Award

Jack Accepts Award

In late May, sales representative, Jack Monnoyer from our Brookville, PA location accepted the Pennsylvania Governor’s Impact Award for Export on behalf of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company. Our company was nominated for the 2015 Governor’s ImPAct Award as one of the leading exporters in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Governor’s ImPAct Awards program was launched in 2013 and is co-sponsored by the governor’s office and the Department of Community and Economic Development. The awards program recognizes companies from the commonwealth that are leading the way in the categories of Community, Entrepreneur, Export, Job Creation, and Small Business. MacDonald & Owen was honored to have been selected as a nominee and was thrilled to have been the winner of the ImPAct Award in the area of Export. The banquet held in Hershey, PA was attended by more than 700 people and Jack represented us well as he met the Lieutenant Governor and as the award was given to MacDonald & Owen. For all of our overseas customers, thank you for your loyalty to our company and your partnership in allowing us to be one of the leading exporters in Pennsylvania. Our export business is one we hope to continue to grow. Whether you are overseas or right here in the U.S., if we can meet your hardwood lumber needs today, give us a call at 800-657-6990. We’d love to work with you!

MacDonald & Owen in Germany

Greeting new friends in Cologne
Greeting new friends in Cologne

In early May, MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company was represented at the Interzum Trade Fair in Cologne, Germany. One of MacDonald & Owen’s most veteran sales representatives, Clint West, travelled to Cologne to meet current and prospective customers at this internationsl trade fair for suppliers of the furniture industry. The trade show in Germany is said to be one of the most frequented international trade fairs. Following his trip to Germany, Clint West returned home to the U.S. excited about the connections he was able to make while representing MacDonald & Owen at our booth in Cologne. If you missed Clint while he was in Germany, we would still love the opportunity to meet your hardwood lumber needs. Give us a call today at 800-657-6990.

M&O Appoints New Sales & Purchasing Champions

M&O Appoints New Sales & Purchasing Champions

MacDonald & Owen Lumber has been going through a growth spurt over the course of the last few years. To continue that momentum, we have decided to expand our staff of lumber champions in order to strengthen our resources and further develop our growing portfolio of regional, national and international vendors and accounts. As a part of this initiative, we’d like to introduce you to the following two lumber rock stars who have recently joined the M&O family. Diane Beauchamp: With over 18 years of experience in the hardwood sawmill manufacturing industry, Diane will assist in sales, kiln dried purchasing and establishing vendor partnerships for M&O. Diane is passionate about continuous improvement and developing strong, lasting relationships with vendors. Heidi Hurtis: Bringing over 28 years of hardwood lumber sales to the table, Heidi’s enthusiasm and deep industry knowledge leverage her as a connected, knowledgeable sales person ready to get the job done for her customers and for MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company. Our team is bigger and better than ever! Give one of our sales & purchasing team members a call today at 800-657-6990 if we can help you meet your hardwood lumber needs.