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History

The year was 1970, and MacDonald & Owen Veneer & Lumber Co., Inc was the dream that turned into a reality. 

With an already-accomplished career in the hardwood industry, Archie MacDonald founded the company that bears his name with the intention of being different than other lumber companies he would be competing with. 

High-quality and unbelievable service were foundational concepts that Archie built his company upon and these are ideals that still drive MacDonald & Owen today. “Profits will come if you just do it right” is a quote that still rings in the hearts of MacDonald & Owen’s employees and continues to dictate all business transactions with the company’s customers and vendors alike. 

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In 2001, after over 30 years as president of MacDonald & Owen Veneer & Lumber Co., Inc., Archie MacDonald passed full ownership of the company to its current owner, David Twite. David has been president & owner of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company for 15 years and, in that time, the company has seen much change and growth. The first, and perhaps most monumental change, was the expansion of MacDonald & Owen through the 2010 acquisition of a concentration yard in central Pennsylvania. Four years later, in the spring of 2014, MacDonald & Owen expanded again with the addition of a concentration yard in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Most recently, MacDonald & Owen has also added a facility in its home state of Wisconsin. The newest concentration yard in Luck, WI was acquired in October of 2015 and demonstrates again the growth and viability of MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company under Twite’s leadership.

Despite much change and rapid growth from 2001 to the present, MacDonald & Owen has maintained its early ideals. High-quality lumber delivered with unbelievable service is what makes MacDonald & Owen capable of consistently delivering “Hardwoods Done Right.”

A brief MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company Timeline

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2020
Archie MacDonald offers David a sales role at his company.
David buys 50% of the business from Archie.
Clint West was hired as an ‘intern’. David purchases the remaining 50% of the business from Archie.

David assumes full ownership of the business from Archie MacDonald.

Gross Revenue = $11,868,845

The Sparta, WI facility is completed & manufacturing begins.

Gross Revenue = $15,528,967

Company founder Archie MacDonald passes away.

Sparta, WI facility office space is renovated.

Gross Revenue = $30,216,600

MacDonald & Owen is recognized as #3507 on INC.5000 list.

Gross Revenue = $28,769,220

MacDonald & Owen leases manufacturing space in Oil City, PA.

Gross Revenue = $19,550,726

MacDonald & Owen withdraws from the facility in Oil City, PA

Gross Revenue = $13,869,700

MacDonald & Owen acquires PW Hardwoods in Brookville, PA.

We ship our first container internationally.

Gross Revenue = $20,017,235

Gross Revenue = $24,170,376

Gross Revenue = $27,357,154 

MacDonald & Owen sells the Sparta, WI facility to Martin Warehousing.

The Company is again recognized as #3270 on INC 5000 list.

Gross Revenue = $40,453,310

MacDonald & Owen acquires Kerr Forest Products in Bowling Green, KY.

The Company is again recognized as #3319 on INC 5000 list.

Gross Revenue = $49,814,540

MacDonald & Owen acquires St. Croix Valley Hardwoods in Luck, WI.

The Company is again recognized as #3195 on INC 5000 list.

Gross Revenue = $56,910,960

The Company is again recognized as #3134 on INC 5000 list.

Gross Revenue = $64,868,705

MacDonald & Owen opens our new corporate headquarters in West Salem, WI.

The Company is again recognized as #4308 on INC 5000 list.

Gross Revenue = $79,631,935

MacDonald & Owen grows to 150 employees.

Gross Revenue = $81,188,750

MacDonald & Owen closes the Sparta, WI facility.

Rip saw is installed at our Luck, WI facility

Gross Revenue = $67,317,750

MacDonald & Owen acquires St. Croix Valley Wood Components in Luck, WI. Rip saw is installed at our Brookville, PA facility.

Mission

MacDonald & Owen will continue to safely achieve increasing levels of speed, accuracy, growth, and profitability for the benefit of our customers, vendors, employees, & owners. 

WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY

MacDonald & Owen Lumber Company 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. 

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